Jam drops recipe

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makes: 24
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 25 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • Forget buying them in the shops, this quick and easy homemade recipe makes 24 delicious jammy treats perfect any time of the day!


    • 125g butter, softened
    • ½tsp vanilla extract
    • 110g caster (superfine) sugar
    • 120g ground almonds
    • 1 egg
    • 150g plain (all-purpose) flour
    • 1tsp finely grated lemon rind
    • 110g raspberry jam
    • 2tbsp apricot jam


    • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line oven trays with baking paper.

    • Beat butter, extract, sugar and ground almonds in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg; stir in sifted flour.

    • Divide rind between both jams; mix well.

    • Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls; place about 5cm (2 inches) apart on trays, flatten slightly. Using end of a wooden spoon, press a flower shape, about 1cm (½ inch) deep, into dough. Fill each hole with a little jam, using raspberry jam for petals of flowers and apricot jam for centres.

    • Bake drops about 15 minutes. Cool on trays.

    Top tip for making Jam drops

    Jam drops will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days

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