Jam drops

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  • Makes: 24

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Forget buying them in the shops, this quick and easy homemade recipe makes 24 delicious jammy treats perfect any time of the day!


  • 125g butter, softened
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 120g ground almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 150g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 110g raspberry jam
  • 2tbsp apricot jam

Jam drops will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Beat butter, extract, sugar and ground almonds in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg; stir in sifted flour.
  3. Divide rind between both jams; mix well.
  4. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls; place about 5cm (2 inches) apart on trays, flatten slightly. Using end of a wooden spoon, press a flower shape, about 1cm ( inch) deep, into dough. Fill each hole with a little jam, using raspberry jam for petals of flowers and apricot jam for centres.
  5. Bake drops about 15 minutes. Cool on trays.

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