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Is there anything better than a jam drop bikkie with a nice cup of tea?!

Use frozen berries instead, it’s a little different to the always delicious jam drop  that needs about 1/2 teaspoon of jam per biscuit.

Healthier, less sugar means less sugar high.

Have your little kitchen helper put the berries on the biscuits while you start to clean up. When Lil was younger she loved this job.


Berry Jam Drops!

Makes 15 biscuits


180grams butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 medium size egg, gently whisked

2 cups plain wholemeal flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

15  frozen berries, leave them in the freezer until you put them on the biscuits.


Place all the ingredients in your food processor until the mixture comes together in a ball. You should be able to pinch the mix in-between your thumb and index finger and it not crumble but stick together well.

If you don’t have a food processor you could use a hand held beater or alternatively if you are using a mixing bowl and knife like I did when Michael and I started living together simply

Cream the butter and sugar until smooth, add the wholemeal flour, baking powder then vanilla extract & whisked egg. Work quickly to combine ingredients. You may have to use your hand to combine the mix.  If  the mix seems a little dry  it’s easily fixed, just add an extra teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Once the mix is combined roll walnut size balls of dough and place on a lined baking tray approximately 3-4cm apart.

With the round smooth edge of a utensil make a small round imprint in each biscuit. I use a small wooden knife with a rounded handle.

Place a frozen berry straight out of the freezer  in the centre of each biscuit.

Bake 180 degrees Celsius until golden and smelling delicious. The bottom of the biscuit will be golden.

Cool before serving.


Let me know when you make them either here in the comments section or over on my instagram page @fairywrencottage

I’d love to see your baking creations.

Enjoy, Jude x



Berry Jam Drops

February 25, 2019



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