Jam Cookies

Jam Cookies

Course Snacks
Servings 6


  • 1 cup unsalted butter plus extra for buttering sheet
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour additional 2 tsps
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam


  • Take the butter out of refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  • Smear a thin layer of butter on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter for 2 minutes then add sugar and beat well until fluffy. If pale yellow, the butter will get lighter in color and the sugar will lose its graininess.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Add the flour and mix at low speed until incorporated.
  • Divide the dough into 24 balls. Place them at least 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Using your fingers gently pat on the dough balls to flatten them out a bit.
  • Make a shallow well on each cookie with your thumb.
  • Roll your thumb back and forth to widen the well.
  • Fill the wells with about 1/4 teaspoon jam. Bake until very lightly browned around the edges, about 22 to 25 minutes.
  • The jam is especially very hot when taken out of the oven.
  • Cool the cookies completely before handling.


  • You can use any jam of your choice to fill the cookies.
  • Don't overfill with jam as it may start to spill over the top of the cookie when it starts bubbling in hot oven.
  • The jam may seem like a thick solution in the well of the cookie and may even move around like a liquid when taken out of hot oven. But it solidifies once the cookie cools completely.
  • The color of the edges should not become dark as it will taste burnt.Take it out of the oven when edges are golden brown. It make just take a minute more to get darker than desired.
  • So Keep an eye after 21 minutes.