Friday, 31 August 2012

Jam Splats

Otherwise known as thumb print cookies as the indentation is made by pressing the thumb into the cookie dough, I thought these looked more like jam splats!

This recipe makes 20 large jam splats or 30 small ones.  The cookies are very crumbly and just melt in the mouth.  High in fat and high in pleasure too!

Jam Splats

225g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
275g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Jam to fill ( I used homemade blackberry jelly)

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, gas mark 4.  Line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until pale and fluffy.  Add the vanilla extract and continue to beat the mixture until combined.

Sieve the flour and baking powder together.  Fold into butter mixture with a metal spoon.  When mixture begins to form a dough, continue to mix with your hands.

Take large walnut sized pieces of dough and roll into a ball.  Place on baking tray leaving room for them to spread.  Use your thumb, finger or end of wooden spoon to make indentations in the middle of the cookies.  Don't press too hard.  Fill indentations with a little jam - about 1/2 tsp.

Place in oven for about 20 minutes until a pale golden colour.  They will be soft when you remove them from the oven but will harden as they cool down.  Place on a wire cooling rack when they have hardened sufficiently to handle.

These do not make the most attractive of cookies but they are very tasty and a welcome addition when the biscuit/cookie tin is empty!

15 comments:

A garden just outside Venice said...

Mmh yummy!
Thank you for your message :)
Have a lovely weekend x

Paula said...

I love these and bake them on a regular basis, they're delicious with a cup of tea. Yours look yummy, I can almost smell their deliciousness from here.

KC'sCourt! said...

I haven't made those in years, now you have inspired me to make some more!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Rosie said...

I used to make those from a recipe in the BeRo book. I haven't made them for ages, I might just have a go this weekend:)

greenthumb said...

You have changed your blog around, they look nice bet they taste good with a cup of coffee.

Hen said...

Thanks for this recipe, Simone, once I have my kitchen back I think the Munchkin would enjoy these. May I enquire whether the temperature is for a fan oven or if I have to reduce it 10%?
Hen xx

rusty duck said...

Well they look very attractive to me!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love the name ~ Jam Splats!!
This looks a great little recipe, I'm a big fan of recipes that have ingredients you will always have in cupboard are easy to make and taste good. I'll definitely try these. :)
V x

Toffeeapple said...

And your diet is going well? ;-)

Simone said...

Hi Toffeeapple! I am no longer on 'the' diet and I weigh less now then when I finished it! I weigh myself daily and if I have put weight on then I am more careful with what I eat the following day. Luckily I have a husband and son to polish off the sweet treats! :-)

Lyn said...

They are lovely looking jam splats! bet they go well with a cup of tea. I like the new look on the blog by the way!
xxx

Jennifer Richardson said...

it's a beautiful journey, yours:)
thanks for sharing, beautiful!
-jennifer

Ann said...

Oh I haven't seen these for years! I remember they were the very first things we made in school Domestic Science lessons all those years ago. Thanks so much for the recipe - I'm going to try them this week - better "pin" it!

Juanita said...

Yum yum. It can't get better than having jam in butter cookies. Oh wait, chocolate and butter cookies... :D
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Wishing you a great week.

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Hen said...

Hi Simone,

I just made these tonight and ate my first one (while watching the Great British Bake Off!) and it was divine. I don't think they will last long. Thanks again.
Hen x