Jam Drops are a great favorite being basically a popular shortbread cookie that has been made pretty and sweet and tasty with a dob of jam. Its a quick and easy to bake cookie that takes about 15 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to bake, so they are ready in about half an hour. Here is a favorite recipe from a seasoned bush cook. Or you can buy a similar product online from Bush Cookies.
225g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
250g plain flour
Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth creamy and fluffy. Stir in vanilla then add flour and mix well. Stir until you get a smooth paste.
Roll out on to a work surface and gently roll until the paste is about 1cm thick.
Then cut out your preferred shapes with a biscuit cutter. Place them on a baking tray with non-stick baking paper
For the jam drops use a finger dipped in flour or object to make an indentation in the centre of each cookie. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of jam into the centre of each biscuit.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
Recommendation: Don’t talk too much at the table or they will all be quickly gone.