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- Ready In:
- 125 g butter
- 3⁄4 cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
- jam (jelly)
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well. (The dough will be quite sticky).
- Place teaspoonfuls approx 4cm apart onto a baking sheet either greased or lined with baking paper.
- Make an indentation in the top of each biscuit (I use 2 teaspoons to "dig" a little hole) and fill with your choice of jam.
- Bake at 180deg C for 15 mins or until lightly golden.
- Cool on wire rack and enjoy!
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These are very close to something my grandma used to make in flavor. Hers was a roll out cookie with jam on the bottom them another cookie over top to squish the jam in between. Regardless...these are extremely easy to make, I made a double batch, no point in a single one around here. I used my big wooden spoon to poke a dent in the cookies and used homemade raspberry jam. I used buttered flavored crisco in place of butter due to a dayhome kid's allergies...they turned out nice and soft and didnt spread. These are a definate keeper for anytime of the year. Thanks a bunch Westivan.
We love the softness of these cookies, and how homey they are. I used 100%-fruit jams in raspberry, apricot and blueberry. I think they need a bit of salt to bring out the flavor, so next time I'll try adding 1/2 tsp. Also, I made 30 cookies as suggested and they were very large - way too big in my opinion. Next time I make them I'll make 60 cute little cookies out of the batch. Thank you for sharing this recipe - it's really good!
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