Jam Drops Plus Some Sprinkles

Jam drop feature

School holidays always bring a few requested baking projects from the big kidlets and these summer holidays are no exception.

Fuelling the requests has been a new recipe book Ella received for Christmas from Grandma & Pop, ‘The Kooky  3D Kids Baking Book’.  The 3D option is a bit of a head spin but both Blake and Ella found quite a few recipes to get creating with.

Generally I only need one small nudge to bake so when the kidlets make a request I do everything in my power to make it happen, sometimes it may mean waiting a few days until we get our next home day but it does happen.

Ella was up first, her request was Jam Drops, simple and straight forward but oh so mouth-wateringly tasty!

Jam drops bring fond memories of visits to my beautiful late Nanna L’s house, the rows of jars lined up along her benches with one of those jars almost always containing ‘Jam Drops’. This little recipe Ella discovered would come a close 2nd to those delicious biscuits of Nanna’s. I just love how food can do that, trigger a memory, a smile, a little piece love that never leaves your heart xxxx.

Watching the kidlets enjoy baking time in the kitchen makes me beam a big smile (they DO take after me a little bit!), the bonus being when we have a visitor the first thing that gets offered are the products of the kidlets creating efforts, for the record you don’t get the option to decline, it’s an eat eat situation my friends.

Here’s how our little Jam drop Baking session unfolded……

The apprentice at work

Jam for cooking

Visual instructions for jam

And a Jam free option, ‘SPRINKLES’ just in case jam doesn’t float your boat, we have one of those in this house :)

Sprinkle option

Jam drop close up

Jam drop plain

Jam Drops Plus Some Sprinkles
 
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Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 250g butter, cubed at room temperature
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup jam (we used approx. 1 tablespoon of apricot and 1 of three berry jam)
  • Note: keep a little extra jam reserved for after the biscuits have come out of the oven, we topped ours up a little to pretty them up.
  • Optional extra ½ cup of hundreds and thousands/sprinkles (if you're not a jam fan)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (Fan forced) 170C without.
  2. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Using electric beaters increasing to high speed, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add the egg yolk and beat until combined.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder over the butter mixture. Use a wooden spoon or beat on low speed until mixture comes together.
  5. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place onto prepared trays and flatten very slightly.
  6. Note: If you're doing the Sprinkle option press one side of ball into sprinkles first and then flatten on tray. Space 3-4cm apart.
  7. For Jam Drops....
  8. Using your thumb or the end of a round handled utensil make a deep indentation in the centre of each ball. Fill each hole with jam but don't overfill or it will bubble everywhere during the baking process (you can always top them up once they're out of the oven ;)
  9. Bake 18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. Leave cookies on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Done some baking with the kidlets these holidays? I’d love to hear about it.

Had any precious memories triggered by food?

Stay tuned I’ve got another kidlets in the kitchen post coming your way later this week but this time with Blake and it’s for some little savoury treasures.

Until then…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

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Jam drop feature

School holidays always bring a few requested baking projects from the big kidlets and these summer holidays are no exception.

Fuelling the requests has been a new recipe book Ella received for Christmas from Grandma & Pop, ‘The Kooky  3D Kids Baking Book’.  The 3D option is a bit of a head spin but both Blake and Ella found quite a few recipes to get creating with.

Generally I only need one small nudge to bake so when the kidlets make a request I do everything in my power to make it happen, sometimes it may mean waiting a few days until we get our next home day but it does happen.

Ella was up first, her request was Jam Drops, simple and straight forward but oh so mouth-wateringly tasty!

Jam drops bring fond memories of visits to my beautiful late Nanna L’s house, the rows of jars lined up along her benches with one of those jars almost always containing ‘Jam Drops’. This little recipe Ella discovered would come a close 2nd to those delicious biscuits of Nanna’s. I just love how food can do that, trigger a memory, a smile, a little piece love that never leaves your heart xxxx.

Watching the kidlets enjoy baking time in the kitchen makes me beam a big smile (they DO take after me a little bit!), the bonus being when we have a visitor the first thing that gets offered are the products of the kidlets creating efforts, for the record you don’t get the option to decline, it’s an eat eat situation my friends.

Here’s how our little Jam drop Baking session unfolded……

The apprentice at work

Jam for cooking

Visual instructions for jam

And a Jam free option, ‘SPRINKLES’ just in case jam doesn’t float your boat, we have one of those in this house :)

Sprinkle option

Jam drop close up

Jam drop plain

Jam Drops Plus Some Sprinkles
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 250g butter, cubed at room temperature
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup jam (we used approx. 1 tablespoon of apricot and 1 of three berry jam)
  • Note: keep a little extra jam reserved for after the biscuits have come out of the oven, we topped ours up a little to pretty them up.
  • Optional extra ½ cup of hundreds and thousands/sprinkles (if you're not a jam fan)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (Fan forced) 170C without.
  2. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Using electric beaters increasing to high speed, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add the egg yolk and beat until combined.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder over the butter mixture. Use a wooden spoon or beat on low speed until mixture comes together.
  5. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place onto prepared trays and flatten very slightly.
  6. Note: If you're doing the Sprinkle option press one side of ball into sprinkles first and then flatten on tray. Space 3-4cm apart.
  7. For Jam Drops....
  8. Using your thumb or the end of a round handled utensil make a deep indentation in the centre of each ball. Fill each hole with jam but don't overfill or it will bubble everywhere during the baking process (you can always top them up once they're out of the oven ;)
  9. Bake 18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. Leave cookies on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Done some baking with the kidlets these holidays? I’d love to hear about it.

Had any precious memories triggered by food?

Stay tuned I’ve got another kidlets in the kitchen post coming your way later this week but this time with Blake and it’s for some little savoury treasures.

Until then…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

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12 Comments on “Jam Drops Plus Some Sprinkles

  1. What a great Christmas present, the book looks great! Jam drops aways remind me of my Nan, as much as I try they never taste as good as hers!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      We’re certainly getting the value out of it Lauren

      Reply
  2. I love jam drops. My mum used to make them all the time when we were young and I have been doing the same thing for my boys since they were born. They still enjoy them now.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You’re never too old for a Jam drop! Thanks for stopping by Leanne.

      Reply
  3. I haven’t had a jam drop in years. They look so good. I always have jam to use up too. I buy it for scones and then don’t get around to eating the rest of it (I’m a peanut butter girl).

    Your daughter has such beautiful hair too!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You’ll be sorted next time you make some scones.
      Ella gets lots of comments on her hair, in the early days (when she was about 3) people would say what beautiful hair she had and she would reply with ‘I know’ it took a little bit of practice to teach her to say thank you but we got there.
      Do you get lovely comments on your hair too Nicole? Such a gorgeous colour. Xx

      Reply
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  5. I love jam drops and the kids love sprinkles so I think this recipe will be a winner in our house! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You are welcome. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by Erika

      Reply
  6. What a great gift – these look pretty as a picture. Of course, I couldn’t just stop at jam, I’d have to try the sprinkles too! It’s nice to see that the kids take after you in the kitchen!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Sammie. I always love to taste everything too. I’m lucky kids enjoy cooking, makes for fun times in the school holidays. Have a great weekend.

      Reply
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