Jam Drop Cookies

Jam Drops Recipe in a Coconut Bowl


I love making these biscuits because they're so tasty as an afternoon snack. For me, they sit right up there with scones, jam and cream as a perfect sweet treat with your coconut bowl.

A true Aussie staple, this crumbly jam-filled biscuit is the perfect addition to a cup of tea or coffee.


  • 250g softened butter
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • ½ tin of condensed milk (about 200g)
  • 2½ cups self-raising flour
  • Jam of your choice (We chose Raspberry jam) 


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and line a couple of baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Place sugar into mixing bowl and mix for 20 seconds.
  3. Add butter and mix for 2 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla and mix for 30 seconds.
  5. Add flour and mix for 30 seconds.
  6. Dust your hands with a little flour and roll tablespoonfuls into balls and place on trays.
  7. Make an indent in the centre of each ball with your thumb and fill with jam.
  8. Bake for 10 - 15 mins.
  9. Rest on a tray for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve on a coconut plate and enjoy.

Remove from the oven before they colour too much or go too brown, they look best when the jam contrasts with a lightly baked dough. Allow to cool and then serve.

Chef's Tip: Store in an air-tight container to keep them crisp or just eat them all at once.

Jam drops are so quick and easy and are perfect for a rainy day baking with the kids. They just love rolling the little balls and then eating them when cooked. Yum!

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