Saturday, 25 June 2011

Cafe Cassadiva - Jam Drops Recipe

Here is another recipe - tried and trusted by my family for many years... Jam Drops

I love the versatility of this recipe for Jam Drops, as you can easily alter the shape of the cookies to suit special events and occasions:

- a heart-shaped cutter makes it a Valentine

- a Xmas tree or a star cutter makes it a Christmas treat

- once I even omitted the jam and shaped the mixture into little u-shapes and decorated with silver cachous to make a horseshoe for Melbourne Cup like this:

You are only limited by your imagination...

125g butter or margarine (I use butter)
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted

1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
2.  Line biscuit trays with baking paper.
3.  Beat butter and sugar to a cream with electric beater.

4.  Add egg and beat well.  Add vanilla.
5.  Gradually add sifted flour.

6.  Mix to a stiff paste.

7.  Shape teaspoons of the mixture into balls, on baking tray.  Allow room for spreading. 

8.  Make a hollow in each ball on the tray, using floured end of wooden spoon.  Place a dollop of jam in each hollow.

9.  Bake in moderate oven until golden brown.

Coconut Biscuits - add 2-3 tblsp coconut to the basic mixture, (omit step 8 and jam).

You can download a printable version of the template here.

Enjoy these yummy treats!


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