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Thumbprint Jam Biscuits

Call the kids to the kitchen  they’ll love helping you make these tasty treats. They’re also known as thumbprint cookies, because you use your thumb to create a cavity, which holds a little treasure of sweet jam. For variation, use any of the delicious jams in the Rhodes Quality range.


  • 125 ml butter, softened
  • 125 ml castor sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 500 ml (2 C) cake flour
  • 60 ml (4 T) corn flour
  • 5 ml (1 t) baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 12 teaspoons of Rhodes Quality Mixed Fruit Jam
  • icing sugar



  1. Beat the butter and castor sugar together until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the butter mixture.
  3. Bring together to create a firm dough.
  4. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Roll equal-sized balls of dough and place on the baking sheet.
  5. Use your thumb, or the back of a wooden spoon, to make an indent in the dough and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Fill the indent with Rhodes Quality Mixed Fruit Jam and dust with icing sugar.

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