I don’t know how old these biscuits are, I’ve dated this version of Mum’s as 1940s, but I think they have been around for a lot longer than that. I do know though that they are still a great family favourite.

Jam Drops


  • 125g butter
  • 125g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g Self Raising flour
  • Jam

Cream butter and sugar, add egg, then sifted flours. Mix well. Roll into small balls, place on paper lined tray. Make a well in the centre by pressing your thumb into the mixture. Fill indentation with jam. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.

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