Simple jammy biscuits

Simple jammy biscuits

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 12
Make a treat that the whole family will enjoy with these jammy biscuits

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal170
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten



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  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…


  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.

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Comments (189)

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

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

last edited: 10:31, 23rd Aug, 2013
meishhhh's picture

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!

neishyb11's picture

really yummy, so easy to make! had my 18 month old son helping me, he loved it, not too complicated so easy for kids to get involved. i rolled half of the dough out and cut into shape with the cookie cutters, and did the other half as in the recipe, both worked just as well as eachother.. quite cake like, but demolished pretty quickly, really good recipe.

last edited: 16:52, 21st Jun, 2013
hazelk2909's picture

just made these gorgeous biscuits, followed the recipe exact found it very easy. I will be making these again but will add more jam and also try the coconut as suggested. fab fab fab

neilbuckley's picture

Very easy to make and very nice couldn't leave them alone my family loved them

belindacaroline's picture

This was too soft to roll and then cut, either needs putting in the fridge for 1/2 hour or you can roll into 12 balls and press them down into biscuit shapes (which is what I did). I also kneeded poppy seeds into the dough and used lemon curd in the centres. Worked very well and were very popular.

caroleyne's picture

Fancied a treat and made them late in the evening for the first time!! So simple to make and my son loved them. Going to do the lunchbox test tomorrow.....

chuckle1's picture

Really easy and really lovely. Great for the kids in my class, but also for my 29 yr old boyfriend/big kid!
Only put them in the oven for 12 mins which was fine in my fan assisted oven.

chuckle1's picture

Really easy, and really lovely! Great for kids.......but also for my 29 yr old boyfriend/big kid!!! Only put them in for 12 minutes which was enough in my fan oven. Thanks!

suebalf's picture

love these made some with my granddaughter went down really well
quick and easy did not last long.

sadie1503's picture

Although didn't try them myself was an easy make and looked lovely! A good thank-you gift.

spectrum1968's picture

great easy to make biscuits!


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