Simple jammy biscuits

Simple jammy biscuits

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level



Serves 12

Make a treat that the whole family will enjoy with these jammy biscuits

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per biscuit



  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam

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  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Rub the flour, sugar and butter together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can do this in the food processor. Add enough egg to bring the mixture together to form a stiff dough.
  2. Flour your hands and shape the dough into a tube, about 5cm in diameter. Cut into 2cm-thick slices and place on a large baking sheet. Space them out as the mixture will spread when baking.
  3. Make a small indentation in the middle of each slice with the end of a wooden spoon, and drop a tsp of jam in the centre. Bake for 10-15 mins until slightly risen and just golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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niciphillips75's picture
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Really easy and really tasty! I add coconut into the mix before rolling out the dough and then sprinkle more coconut on the top before baking. Just fab!

lynnleeming's picture

These biscuits are so easy to make and taste delicious, as my husband is diabetic I substituted the sugar for sweetener and used diabetic jam.

CurlysCooking's picture

This is a great recipe. Really tasty biscuits and very easy to make.

I agree with leo-in-france; don't make the roll 5cms. I made my roll approx 3cms and they came out the perfect size.

Look at my blog to see how I did them.

leo-in-france's picture
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Don't get me wrong, I will definitely make these again; (only smaller); but did the recipe seriously mean us to make the roll 5cm in diameter?
As an older person, more used to inches than cms, I was not too sure what 5cms diameter looked like - so I got out my ruler, and made a roll of exactly 5cms.
The biscuits turned out to be enormous! at least 6cms.
I have seen such vast biscuits in my local coffee shop - so, no wonder UK already has an obesity crisis.
I notice the biscuits in the picture look to be of a normal size for a biscuit. I'll try for that next time!

Rokewood's picture
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So quick and tasty, what's not to love!!

Peri_Peri's picture
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Added 50 grams of dessicated coconut and used regular flour (no raising agent), filled with lemon curd and the result was YUMMY!

Previously mentioned stickiness comes from the egg, I think there's too much of it for such a small dough. I doubled the recipe, but used only one egg and still had to add some flour to achieve firm dough - but that's baking, adjusting the recipe as the ingredients change (i.e. flour can be fresher/ older and therefore more or less moist than the one used in testing).

Regardless a tasty, quick recipe and can made out of literally nothing. Will bake again.

ilovejam's picture

These were delicious! I got 20 biscuits out of the dough and they took about 20 mins to cook. Another great quick and simple recipe, perfect for when you fancy a sweet treat with a cuppa

The frenchie's picture
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As always, they're perfect ! I often make them and they always turn out good ! everyone loves them ;)
The only thing is for the cooking time, i often let them longer in the oven, but i guess it depends on the tickness of your biscuits.

hurkydoesntknow's picture

I'm in the US and while I don't have access to caster sugar, I used superfine sugar and it worked perfectly. It took me a bit of time to figure out the measurements since everything is different. Once I finally figured everything out, this recipe was indeed very easy to make! Very yummy and super delicious! I used my blackcurrant preserves and they taste just brilliant!

Compton izi's picture

My non baking daughter made these today for post nativity tea and they were so good I have to make them myself. I wonder if they would be good with the addition of cumin and raspberry rather than strawberry jam

Whitney-Anne Jeffrey's picture

This is definitely a family favourite that we can enjoy making together. They're great for parties and even my teenage daughter and son aren't embarrassed to take cookies to school

MrsTomlinson's picture

Made these for my hubby and I tonight, they came out really well. I made them too thick so they took about 30 minutes to cook haha. Will definitely be making them again :-).

chill2366's picture

Just made these biscuits and they are really simple and easy to make. Very few ingredients and came out great. They taste very yummy. I did add some vanilla extract for a bit of extra flavor and glad that I did as might have been too bland otherwise :) Easy to change and use different ingredients instead of the jam, chocolate spread, lemon curd and will this next time.

One thing I did find as well that the mixture was quick sticky and not easy to roll and slice so just broke equal bits off and mounded with my hand and made the indentation with my finger for the jam - this worked well.

scarlet99's picture

Love these biccies-so easy to make and the perfect sweet "hit" to go with a cuppa! If they go a bit too soft the next day, you can pop them in the over for a few minutes again.

loopylou34's picture
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Very nice to say they are so easy. Would definitely make these again :-)

last edited: 10:31, 23rd Aug, 2013
meishhhh's picture
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Beautiful and tasty biscuits! Made them in Splenda for my father in law- were a hit with everyone!

linseyleigh86's picture

A brilliant basic recipe. Very quick and easy to make. I made these with my 20 month old son so I rolled the dough out and cut shapes out with cookie cutters. They took 12 mintutes in my oven. I will be making these again, maybe try them with lemon curd as suggested.

charleyq's picture

Tasty but I was really disappointed as the biscuits were spongy.
Also, they did not slice easily and had to be rolled into balls and squashed into circular shapes. I'm interested in finding a crunchier biscuit recipe.

emlie's picture

Delicious biscuits! Took me a while to make seeing as I am only a newbie to this whole baking business. The instructions were good. Only problem was they all stuck together, I don't know whether that was because the recipe said to make them 2cm thick or if it is my fault by trying to fit them all onto the tray perhaps not leaving enough space! They look awful when I took them out of the oven, took me a good 20 minutes trying to fix them up by using a knife to give them the proper shape and also adding extra jam as there wasn't enough. In the end they looked fine and tasted amazing! My mom loves them too. I added a bit of milk, not sure whether that was a good idea because they turned out slightly moist, but crunchy on the outside. I like them like that, but maybe other people prefer the more "biscuit crunch." Yes, I agree with someone else here that extra flavour could be added. I really like the coconuts idea and will try that next time!