I looooove fawning over tasty looking foodie recipes on Pinterest, but I never imagine they’d turn out like that if I tried to make them myself. One particular photo that caught my eye was of some jam filled biscuits/cookies so I decided to give them a go! And correct me if I’m wrong but I think mine look pretty damn delicious…

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These biscuits are SO melt-in-the-mouth buttery you can feel your heart clogging up as you eat them but you still want more! The recipe was really simple but if you have a food processor then that is definitely an advantage!


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • Jam (I used strawberry and apricot)

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  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl or food processor with the paddle/whisk attachment, blend the butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Add the vanilla and salt. If using a food processor, switch to the low speed and gently mix in flour, just until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place dough balls on the baking parchment. Press down the centre of each ball with a spoon (or your thumb or knuckle) to make a dip.
  4. Fill the centres with a teaspoonful of jam. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and puffy, but take care not to over bake. Once they’ve cooled a bit, transfer to finish cooling on wire rack.
  5. Enjoy!

Off into the oven…

Pinterest jam pilled cookies

Et voilà!

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Let me know if you try making them yourself! Or if you have any Pinterest recipes you’ve made that worked out well too!