Jam Cookies

Melt-in-the-mouth butter cookies filled with strawberry jam. I have replaced the plain flour with oats and wholewheat flour to make them healthier. These cookies taste divine and are such a fun to make. You can involve your kids in making these cookies. They are so good that you can’t just make them once!

You can replace the strawberry jam with your favourite fruit jam. I used strawberry because that’s my favourite.

Time: Preparation Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 15 minutes

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Serves: Makes 22 cookies

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Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup oats flour
  2. 1 cup wholewheat flour
  3. 3/4 cup soft butter
  4. 1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 31/2 tablespoons milk
  8. 3-4 tablespoons strawberry jam (or any other fruit jam)

Method

  1. Mix the butter and sugar with a whisk or spoon.
  2. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Sieve together the oats flour, wheat flour and baking soda.
  4. Mix well using your hands.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of milk first and mix well so that the dough comes together. Add 1 more tablespoon of milk only if the dough looks dry and it’s not coming together. You don’t need to knead the dough like chapati or bread dough; it just needs to come together as a ball. I had to use 3.5 tablespoons of milk to make a dough ball.
  6. Use a tablespoon to scoop out equal-sized balls of the dough. Roll each ball between your palms to even it out and get rid of any cracks.
  7. Press your thumb in the middle of each ball to make a dent in it. You can also use a round teaspoon to make these dents. I tried using both and found that a teaspoon helps in getting neat and uniform dents.
  8. Place them about an inch apart from each other on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  9. Add 1/4 teaspoon jam in the dent of each cookie.
  10. Bake them in a preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes.
  11. Let them cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes as they will be quite soft when freshly baked. Don’t be tempted to bake them longer; they will firm up when they get completely cooled.
  12. Transfer them on a wire rack and let them cool completely.
  13. Store them in an air-tight jar and enjoy with your tea or coffee.

Recipe Notes: 

  • To make oats flour, grind 3/4 cup of rolled oats in your coffee/spice grinder into a fine powder.
  • You can use any fruit jam of your choice. You can also use jam with 100% fruit and no-added sugar to make them even healthier.
  • If you do not have icing-sugar, you can grind your granulated sugar into a powder using your coffee/spice grinder.

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