• Makes 48
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


Lovely little biscuits that are simple to make and also a good way to use up extra home made jams.

Ingredients (makes 48 biscuits)

  • 250 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essense
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup jam (any flavour)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Add egg and vanilla essence. Beat well.
  4. Sift and add flour to make a stiff dough. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll teaspoons of dough into balls placing them on a tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Make a well in the middle of the ball using the back of a wooden spoon (this will also flatten them down). Put around 1/2 teaspoon of jam into the well.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool before eating as jam will be quite hot.


Also nice with lemon curd and any type of jam. Can add spices to the biscuit mix to give a different flavour combination to match with the jam filling (ginger, cinnamon etc).

  • The biscuits flavour could be varied by adding a little cinnamon. Having choices of jam you can make some of different flavours, not all the same for variety


  • Yum. Thanks for the recipe. Love the Lemon curd idea.


  • These biscuits with homemade jam is always the best – simple and easy homemade biscuits.

    • I also like to use different types of jam – whatever I have made and is in the pantry.


  • These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  • oh these remind me of my childhood thanks


  • i love this classic recipe. so easy and so yummy


  • this looks like a great recipe
    thank you


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe


  • Jam drop biscuits are the best


  • love jam drop biscuits, would be wonderful also using peach jam for this


  • Yum this recipe looks fantastic!


  • this looks delicious!! might have to try.


  • I remember my mum making these!


  • Another biscuit my Grandmother used to make, haven’t had these ones since childhood, thanks for the recipe.


  • These look great. I always end up with a tiny spot of jam in the middle of a massive biscuit.


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