Coconut Jam Drops, an oldie but a goodie

Posted: January 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Jam drops, are one of those biscuits that are easy to make and go perfectly with a cuppa or a milk for those young at heart. I don’t know about you but they always stick out for me as one of the recipes we made in Home Ec or Food for living as it was known at school.

As a child I never had much sweet food growing up. We try to follow the same premise now with our own children. Only our rule is everything in moderation and aim for little or no scary preservatives if possible. These days everything is aimed around convenience, but truth be told, it really doesn’t take too much effort to make it yourself. These cookies took E and I twenty minutes. We made ours with english breakfast marmalade.

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Coconut Jam Drops

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Recipe By: Fresh Living – 4 April 2005, Page 48
Serving Size: 32
Main Ingredient: Coconut
Categories: Biscuits

-= Ingredients =-
125 g butter ; chopped, at room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cups self-raising flour ; sifted
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup jam

-= Instructions =-
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two large flat baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until pale and creamy. Add the egg yolk and mix well. Add the flour and coconut, and mix on low speed until just combined.

Using a heaped teaspoon of mixture, roll into balls. Place onto baking trays, allowing room for spreading. Flatten slightly with a spatula. Using the end of round handled wooden spoon, make an indentation in the centre of each biscuit. Fill the hole with a 1/4 tsp of jam.

Bake 1 tray at a time for 12-15 minutes or until light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

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