Jammy Jewels (aka jamdrop biscuits, jammy thumbdrops)

These are Jasper’s absolute favourite. He eats one bite of the biscuit to get to the jammy middle, eats that then hands the rest off to any grateful passer by. Normally Grover or his father. I’ve got a few recipes for these types of biccies but this one is probably the easiest and they all seem to taste the same so in my book that makes this one the winner.

Jammy Jewels Donna Hay Magazine: annual kids issue 2008
180g butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
2 cups sifted plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
your favourite jam
Preheat oven to 180C
Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy then add the egg and mix well
Add the flour and baking powder and mix until it comes together as a dough
Use your hands to roll tablespoons of the dough into balls then place on baking tray allowing a bit of room to spread during cooking
Push your finger into the centre to make a hole and fill with jam
Bake for 10 minutes until golden and add more jam to the holes while the biscuits are hot*.

* we never did this, just putting a decent heaped amount in the hole before cooking seemed plenty for this family!