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Indulge in these jam drop biscuits for a sweet and buttery treat. They’re quick to make and perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Makes about40
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, (+ cooling time)
Jam drop biscuits


  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • ½ cup (60g) custard powder
  • ½ cup (40g) desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup (80g) raspberry jam

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat butter, sugar and lemon rind in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs and beat until well combined. Stir in the flour and custard powder.
  2. Step 2

    Place the coconut on a plate. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Roll in coconut to lightly coat. Place on lined trays, allowing room for spreading. Use the end of a wooden spoon to make an indentation in the centre of each ball. Spoon ½ tsp of jam into each indentation.
  3. Step 3

    Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 mins or until lightly golden. Remove from oven. Set aside on the trays to cool completely.