Homemade Jam Cookies Recipe

Jam cookies are a wonderful way to use up ends of jar of jam – and show off your creation!

Thumbprint Biscuits

These yummy jam cookies have a shortbread base, filled with a ‘thumbprint’ of jam. That’s why they’re often called thumbprint biscuits! I made these with berry jam, but you could use any preserve. This recipe only made a smallish amount of cookies – about the right amount for a week’s worth cookies to enjoy with cups of tea. If you’re catering for a crowd, I would double or triple the recipe.

Jam Cookies

Jam Cookies

Recipe based on this one


  • 150g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • 3 and a half cups flour
  • pinch salt
  • Preserves – any sort


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, then fold through the flour and salt. The mixture should form a soft dough. Roll into balls and indent the centre with your thumb of the back of a wooden spoon. Place the cookies on a tray, not too far apart – these aren’t ‘spreaders’! Fill the indent with preserves and bake for ten minutes.

Homemade Jam Cookies

It’s that easy! Why not match a batch of these cookies with a gift of homemade jam? It’s a great way to give folks a literal taste of what’s inside the jar!

About Rachel

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2 Responses to Homemade Jam Cookies Recipe

  1. Sunflowerdiva says:

    So easy and looks soooo good! 😀

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