Jam Drop Pops

Jam Drop Pops

We made these cute as a button Jam Drop Pops last week for Miss E to take to school for her little class leaving party but the poor thing was sick & couldn’t go so I kept them for the next day for the end of term Bake Sale at the Walkathon they were having (didn’t think the kids would care!).  Baking was actually the last thing on my mind last week with all the house packing, I would have rather have stuck pins in my eyes to be honest but it was a special request & she doesn’t often ask for much in the way of food. Luckily Miss 6 asked for donuts for her class party which, for once, I was happy to oblige, thank you donut shop!

Jam Drops are a favourite around here and a great way of getting kids in the kitchen in the holidays too if you are looking for ideas. I think adding the paddlepop stick makes them partytastic!  What do you reckon? Is everything better on a stick?

I have a photo step by step Jam Drop recipe here but for ease here are both my regular (first) & Themomix methods for you;

Ingredients

125 g unsalted butter, softened

1/2 C or 100g brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1 1/2 C or about 180 g plain flour or GF flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 C jam of your choice (try one of my chia jams, refined sugar free)

20 + paddle pops sticks

Method

Preheat oven to 160 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper

In an electric mixer cream butter, sugar & vanilla, scrape sides if necessary

Add egg and combine

Add flour and baking powder and mix until combined and a dough has formed

Scoop out tablespoons  of the mixture (for about 16 largish biscuits) and shape into balls then flatten into a biscuit shape on the baking trays. Insert the paddle pop stick half way into the biscuit and then press your thumb or the back of a spoon into the centre to make an indent.

jam drop pops how to

Put a teaspoon full of jam into the indent and then bake in the oven for 15 – 18 minutes or until the edges are golden then remove.

Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes to firm up a bit

Transfer to a wire cooling rack until cooled completely

Enjoy!

Jam Drop Pops

Ingredients

  • 125 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180 g (this was using GF flour) or 1 1/2 C plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C jam of your choice (or try one of my chia jams, refined sugar free)
  • 20+ paddle pop sticks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla on speed 5 / 20 seconds. Scrape sides
  3. Add egg and combine 15 seconds / speed 4
  4. Add flour and baking powder and mix 20 seconds / speed 3 until a dough has formed (see photo above)
  5. Scoop out tablespoons (for about 16 largish biscuits) and shape into balls then flatten into a biscuit shape. Insert the paddle pop stick about 1/2 way into the biscuit then press your thumb or the back of a spoon into the centre to make an indent.
  6. Put a teaspoon full of jam into the indent and then bake in the oven for 15 - 18 minutes or until golden on the edges then remove.
  7. Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes to firm up a bit
  8. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely
  9. Enjoy!
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/09/jam-drop-pops/

Do you do baking as a holiday activity with kids? What’s your favourite way of making jam drops?

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14 comments on “Jam Drop Pops

  1. Erin
    September 24, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Those are so cute! They definitely look great for kids, though I can see them going pretty quickly in my house. They’d be great with tea.

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

    • Vicki
      September 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Jam Drop Pops for the win! I’m a bit partial to them too. x

  2. Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things
    September 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    What a cool idea! I love that they are baked on a stick too! Saves sticky fingers 🙂

    • Vicki
      September 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Yes no more sticky fingers and the kids love them!

  3. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    September 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Jam Drops on a stick – of course that is brilliant!

    • Vicki
      September 24, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      They are a bit fun but how funny that we both did jam drops this week!!

  4. Julia@Vikalinka
    September 24, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Such an adorable idea! I can only imagine how excited all kids were to receive such treats!

    • Vicki
      September 26, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Funny how kids love anything on a stick!x

  5. jayne
    September 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Awesome idea, I can see the kids loving these! visiting via FFF

    • Vicki
      September 26, 2015 at 7:42 am

      They are cute aren’t they?! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    September 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Oh my goodness these are just TOO CUTE! Thanks for joining us this week, hope you guys are settling in after the big move x

    • Vicki
      September 27, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Lauren, it’s certainly sunny up here that’s for sure! I’m looking forward to our gear arriving tomorrow to get settled. x

  7. Belinda @bindybee
    September 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Sooo cute!! I love Jam Drops but I’m sure the kids would love them even more when they’re on a stick:)

    • Vicki
      September 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      I love jam drops too but yes kids and sticks!

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