How to make Jam Drop Biscuits

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Jam drop biscuit recipe

Jam drop biscuits are a wonderful bake to do with children. A hands on recipe that can get very sticky, the kids will love it!

Make the dough and roll into small balls, poke a hole in the centre of each one.

Jam drop biscuit

Fill the hole with a small dollop of Jam, I used my homemade Gooseberry Jam.

Pop in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking.

Jam drop biscuit recipe

After they have been chilled, pop in the oven at 170°c for 10 minutes.

Jam drop biscuit recipe

Aren’t they beautiful? Such an easy, delicious bake, my husband and kids love these in their packed lunches.

Jam drop biscuit recipe

Give it a try and let me know how you got on in the comments or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations.

Jam drop biscuits

Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes


180 g softened margarine

220 g  caster sugar

1 egg

300 g plain flour sifted

1/2 tsp baking powder

My homemade Gooseberry jam or any flavour jam you like


    Cream the softened margarine and sugar.

    Add the egg, mix until combined.

    Sift in the plain flour and baking powder. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

    Roll the dough into small balls, lay them out on a lined baking tray ( see video)

    With your finger prod a hole 1/3 to 1/2 down in the middle of each dough ball. ( See video)

    Place a small amount of jam into each hollow

    Place the biscuits in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.

    Preheat the oven 170°c

    Bake in the oven for 10 minutes

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