My Best Jam Drops Easy Recipe

 

Jam Drops Easy Recipe,

 Jam Drops also known as the Best Thumbprint Cookies, can be baked any day of the year and my Jam Drop biscuits are one of a selection I make for Easy Bake Christmas cookies 

At Christmas time I push red glace cherry halves into the cookie instead of jam and they are so bright and colourful and then you can add the contrast colour of green glace cherry halves great Home baked cookie gift idea.

Jam Drop cookies or Thumb Print Cookies are called this because on your circles of cookie dough you press an indent with your thumb, (if looking for a more hygienic way use a cork)  and fill these indents with your favourite Jam or filling

jam drops easy recipe
Home baked jam drops great for Christmas with red cherries

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Jam Drops Easy Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Purpose/ SR Flour (sifted)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar/Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter or Margarine
  •  2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  •  1/2 Cup favourite Jam/filling 
  • If baking for Christmas
  • Red Glace Cherries
  • Green Glace Cherries                                                       

    jam drops easy recipe ingredients
    Jam Drops easy recipe ingredients

Jam Drops Easy Recipe Method

Makes approximately 30

  • Turn on your oven 360 F, 180 C , 160 Fan Forced
  • Prepare 2 baking trays, I like to add a baking paper to mine.
  • Beat Butter and Sugar, to a cream
  • Add Eggs one at a time and beat well.
  • Add the teaspoon of Vanilla Essence.
  • Add your flour a little at a time
  • Mix well until the dough is stiff.
  • Take pinches of your dough and roll into balls
  • Place onto your greased or baking paper lined baking trays
  • The mixture spreads so leave about 2 finger widths apart
  • Press your indents into the cookie balls
  • Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon of jam
  • If using the red or green Glace Cherries no indents needed for this method place a half cherry into the middle of your cookie balls.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven 15-20 minutes
  • After about 10 minutes swap your trays around in the oven until they are all baked golden brown.

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Australian Boiled Christmas Fruitcake

My own recipe
My own recipe

I have mentioned before my love of cooking and collecting recipes and I like to digress from shop talk.
This recipe is my own and adapted from a recipe given to me by Mrs Audrey Hill of Tarlee South Australia about 10 years ago.
This will be one of the best boiled fruit cakes you will ever taste,why wait for Christmas.

Use a 22 cm / 8 inch cake pan greased and lined three times with baking paper
Bake in a 150c / 130c fan forced or 300 f
Ingredients
Make up 1kilo /35oz of mixed dried fruit -Chop coarsely.
Just a note here! I used 200gm/7oz of each of these fruits,mixed dried fruit,sultanas,dates,apricots and glace cherries. You can use what ever you like.
250 gm/ 8oz Butter chopped.
275gm/ 9oz Firm packed brown sugar
1 cup Sherry,Brandy or Fruit juice
2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
2 Tablespoons Apricot or Fig Jam
1 Tablespoon Mixed Spice
Place all these ingredients into a large saucepan bring to boil, and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
I heat my oven here.
When cool add these ingredients
First 2 teaspoons of Bi-carb soda.Stir well
4 eggs lightly beaten Pour into the batter your beaten eggs and stir well through
225 gm/8oz Plain flour Sifted
75 gm/ 3oz Self Raising Flour Sifted
Add both these flours a bit at a time and stir well through.
Pour batter into your prepared cake pan and gently tap pan to remove any air bubbles.
Place in middle shelf of your pre-heated oven
Cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours or when a skewer pierced into centre of cake comes out clean.
You can brush the cake with a little more Sherry or Brandy if desired,cover with foil and let cool in the pan.
Decorate now as desired.
Some people like to cover with Marzipan and Royal Icing,just the white icing or almonds or cherries.