Biscuits · Kids in the Kitchen

Jammy Trickers

My small girl loves many things. She loves spending time, one on one with me. This is important to her, as are cookies. She loves a delicious cookie. Baking is a firm favourite too. So, when we had a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon recently, we combined these three loves. Needless to say, she was thrilled.

We made these simple little cookies, similar in texture to shortbread, though softer I would say.They’re quite crumbly.

Little Miss loves strawberry jam, so we added that too. I told her the finished result reminded me of giant Jammy Dodgers. With this in mind, she named them Jammy Trickers!

Ingredients –  Makes 10 

200g Butter softened
200g Plain Flour sifted
75g Ground Almonds
60g Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
10 tsp Strawberry Jam


  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat together the butter and sugar, then beat in the egg.
  • Add in the flour and ground almonds and bring together. You can do this with the mixer too.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and rest in the fridge for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 160(fan) and prepare a cookie sheet by either dusting with flour or line with parchment paper.
  • I weigh the dough and divide equally. This ensures an even bake.
  • Roll the divided pieces into balls and flatten slightly between the palms of your hands. (perfect job for small people.

  • Using the back of a teaspoon, make a dent in each cookie. Fill this with a spoon of your favourite jam.
Small Hands at Work
Jam Filling
  • Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, allow them to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Dust the cookies with icing sugar for that added touch.

These cookies are such a treat. They were a big hit with the Simply Homemade crew and Little Miss was extremely proud of herself.  Be sure to check out other baking recipes while you’re here.


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