Jam Drops

Kids love these and they are a great small lunchbox treat.

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Lightly grease a baking tray or line with baking paper.
  2. Beat butter and icing sugar until pale and creamy(about 5 minutes). Add vanilla and then flours and mix well. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on the prepared tray, then press a hollow into the centre of each. Bake for 15–20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and carefully spoon jam into the hollows, then return to the oven for 4 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container.

Images from The Great New Zealand Baking Book copyright © Lottie Hedley

Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cooking Time:
20 - 25 minutes
Makes 30
Helen Jackson


175 g butter

¾ cup (185 g) Pams icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1½ cups (180 g) Pams plain flour

3 tbsp (55 g) cornflour

¼ cup Pams jam