Recipe – Jam Drop Cookies

Recipe - Jam Drop Cookies

Jam Drop Cookies are an old fashioned favourite and they’re super easy to make! They’re also known as thumbprint cookies depending on where you’re from.

So, why make jam drop cookies? They’re simple, delicious, and so much fun to make. As if that were enough reason to make jam drop cookies, kids love them. Jam Drop cookies are a nice way to use up that open bottle of jam in the refrigerator or those extra bottles of jam in the pantry.

Jam drop cookies also can be used to add festive color to a holiday table or party and they are perfect finger desserts for folks of all ages.

If you’re looking for a sweet, chewy treat with a jam filling, look no further. These simple Jam Drop Cookies are a delicious treat that is perfect for the holidays!

These cookies are easy to make and can be made ahead. They are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature, but will also keep well in the fridge for a few days.


Jam Drop Cookies are a popular snack made with shortbread dough and filled with jam. They are usually filled with raspberry jam, but they can also be filled with strawberry, apricot or other flavors. This is a very easy and quick recipe to make, perfect for making with the kids.

Originally from Sweden, this cookie is known as hallongrotta, and means “raspberry cave.” It is a type of butter cookie that is similar to shortbread but is typically filled with jam. It is a popular snack in Scandinavia and often accompanies coffee or other hot drinks.

In the United States, these cookies are commonly called thumbprint cookies. The name comes from the way in which they are formed, where you press your thumb into a small hole. This allows the jam to be placed inside the cookie and it helps them form a round shape.

These cookies are a great treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, or at the end of the day around the campfire. They are a very quick and easy recipe to make, perfect for when you need something light and delicious to snack on.

A few tips to help your Jam Drops look more picture-perfect are to use a tablespoon of mixture for each ball of dough, and to ensure that you leave space between them on the baking tray. It is also important to remember that the cookies are very buttery, so they can be prone to spreading when baked. To prevent this, be sure to use a low oven temperature and to allow the cookies to fully cool on the trays before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.


Cookies are a versatile food with a long and storied history. They can be crisp, soft, thick or thin and are often filled with fruit or nuts. They can be made with flour, sugar or a combination of both and can be made to taste many different ways.

The first known cookie was discovered in the 7th century in Persia which is now Iran. In fact, it was in the Middle East that they were first used as test cakes to check the temperature of a baking oven. The modern day cookie has come a long way from those early experiments.

There are many types of cookies but the most common are round or square shaped, and are typically made with wheat flour, butter, or other fats like margarine, and sugar. They can be decorated with various fillings such as icing, jam and even chocolate or caramel sauce.

Regardless of the type of cookie you choose, be sure to use room temperature ingredients when making it. This will help the dough to be light and fluffy when it comes time to roll and bake.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make a tasty thumbprint cookie then look no further than my recipe for Buttery Jam Drop Cookies (also known as thumbprint biscuits). They are simple to bake, have a delicious buttery texture and are perfect with a cup of tea or a cup of coffee.


Whether they’re a traditional part of high tea or a modern treat, Jam Drop Cookies (or thumbprint cookies as they are known in some parts of the world) are quick and easy to make. Fill them with your favourite jam flavour for a tasty biscuit that can be eaten anytime, anywhere!

These cookies are made using a simple butter and sugar mixture. The dough is shaped into balls and then filled with jam before baking. Traditionally, this recipe uses raspberry jam, but you can use any flavour you like!

You can also add a few extra ingredients to this recipe for a more savoury version of these cookies. For instance, you could replace the sugar with a little flour and use semolina to give them more texture.

The best way to store Jam Drop Cookies is at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if you want them to last longer. This will give you the most flavor and prevent them from drying out or going flat.

It is important to measure your flour correctly, as too much can cause dry and dense cookies. The best way to do this is by using a scale.

Chilling the dough: To help them retain their shape, chill your dough before rolling into balls. This will allow the fat to solidify, which will reduce the chance of your cookies spreading while baking.

Roll the dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls and place them on prepared baking sheets. Use your thumb or the back of a teaspoon to make an indent in each ball, deep enough to hold a small amount of jam.

Leave a gap between the balls of dough to ensure that they don’t spread out too much when baking. They will look very tiny, but these biscuits are prone to spreading out when baked!

Presentation: The dough is quite firm and can crack when rolled, so to avoid this, use your thumb or the end of a teaspoon to make a heart-shaped indentation in each cookie.

Once cooled, you can keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze them and thaw whenever you need them!


Cookie Dough

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unshifted powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Cookie Filling

  • 1/2 cup fruit jam, divided


  • Preheat the oven to 325o F (165 o C).
  • Combine butter and powdered sugar together with a spatula until creamy.
  • Add and combine with a spatula, vanilla extract, almond extract, salt, and egg yolk.
  • Add flour and combine with a spatula until just combined.
  • Using a small scoop, portion dough into 1/2-ounce (I-tablespoon size) balls.
  • Roll balls in a plate of white sugar to coat; roll again between your palms.
  • Place cookie dough balls several inches apart on a silicone-lined baking sheet.
  • For more jam-faced cookies, press your thumb or small spoon into each cookie to make a wider, shallow indentation in each cookie.
  • Fill the indentation with jam.
  • Gently Tap the baking sheet against the counter to settle the let jam.
  • Bake on the center rack of the oven (about 15 minutes ) until the cookie tops are barely blonde and the bottoms are slightly golden.
  • Let the cookies rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
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