Oscar’s Donna Hay jammy thumbprint cookies

Oscar came home from school last week so excited. On his library day, he got two books – one on knights, the other a Donna Hay cookbook for kids titled “Cool Kids Cook“. And indeed they do.

Donna Hay Thumbprint Cookies

(but now referred to in our house as Oscar’s jammy thumbprints)

  • 180g butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup SR flour
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • raspberry and apricot jams (or whatever you prefer)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C, grease a biscuit tray
  2. Cream the butter and sugar
  3. Add the egg
  4. Fold through the flour
  5. Roll dessert spoons of dough into a ball and flatten slightly
  6. Place on the tray then press your thumb into the middle to make a hole
  7. Spoon in a tsp of jam into each thumbprint. The boys seemed to like the Apricot ones better, go figure.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the biccies are golden. (In our oven it was more like 15-17 minutes)
  9. Makes around 18.

I like the idea of making grown up versions of this with wholewheat flour and jams like a fig jam or something similar.

They’re quite large biscuits – big discs – and really really good.
I’d post a photo if I could be bothered. But, you know …

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  • Badger

    We make something similar to this for Christmas. Except after forming into balls we roll them in eggwhite and then crushed nuts (my mom uses walnuts but DH is allergic so I use pecans) and leave them in balls on the baking sheet (no flattening). I make mine tiny and use the end of a wooden spoon to make the depression for the jam, which I add AFTER baking. I dunno if you have jam in squeeze bottles down there, but that’s what I use and it’s way easy.

    They are yum!

  • meggie

    Holy Moly – jam in squeeze bottles??!

    I make very similar bikkies, but use my own recipe. haha gloat gloat.

    But seriously, I said DAMN & BUGGER when there were no pics!

  • Suse

    I saw jam in squeezy bottles in the supermarket this week. I did a double take in horror.

    The end of the world is nigh.