Jam Drops

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  • 35min

This is my mother's recipe. I hadn't eaten a jam drop in so long, so it was fun to make them on the weekend.

cassandra New South Wales, Australia


Serves: 15 

  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup (125g) sugar
  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon custard powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • strawberry or raspberry jam


Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well.
  2. Sift flours and custard powder together and add with the vanilla. Roll into balls and press lightly with a fork. Make a small depression with your finger, or the end of wooden spoon, in the top of each ball and add a little jam.
  3. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until done.

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Reviews (10)


Altered ingredient amounts. I needed to add a little milk to make a more manageable dough. Delicious - 24 Jul 2009


Made these today and they turned out perfectly. Just couldn't use all the flour, probably about 1-1/2 cups. I used the cumquat jam I made from another "allRecipes" member. Delicious! - 25 Jul 2012


was very very nice - 26 Jan 2010

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