Betty's Peanut Butter Jam Drops (Cookies)

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Betty Bramanis

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@RecipesandSmallTalk

A crunchy peanut butter based cookie dough, with a dip in the middle and fill with your choice of jam. I like plum best, but any flavour will do. The dough is best refrigerated, but you can miss this step if time is an issue.

Jam drops are an iconic Aussie cookie. My great grandmother made jam drops for my Nana and as a child, they were a regular in my lunch box. I now make them for my children. Jam drops were traditionally made to use up the crystallised jam in the bottom of the jar.

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Holy cow, these jam cookies are fantastic! The peanut butter flavor mixed with the sweet, tart jam is perfection. After baked, the cookie remains soft in the middle with wonderful lightly crisp edges. We used blackberry and strawberry jam in ours. Yum! We liked them best when they were a little warm.

Note: This makes a big batch. If you don't need a lot of cookies make half the recipe and freeze the extra dough. You're going to want to make these again. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 4 dozen
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 10 1/2 oz
    (300g) butter, softened
  • 2 c
    crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    eggs, at room temp
  • 3 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    jam, your choice

How to Make Betty's Peanut Butter Jam Drops (Cookies)

Step-by-Step

  1. If you are not refrigerating the dough, preheat the oven to 320F/160C, line baking trays and put aside. If you are refrigerating the dough, leave this step until after you have removed the dough from the fridge.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla.
  3. Add the eggs and continue to beat.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder. Stir until combined.
  5. Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes - this is recommended.
  6. Roll walnut sized pieces of dough and slightly flatten with your fingertips. Using your thumb, create a dip in the middle of the dough and fill with the jam.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven, on parchment lined baking sheets, for about 12-13 minutes. The edges should be golden.
  8. Cool completely on the trays.

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About Betty's Peanut Butter Jam Drops (Cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Australian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom




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