Jam Cookies

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My brother’s wife makes A-MAZING jam butter cookies! She would send over a dozen or two at a time and my family would devour them in 3.2343543656553 seconds. Being a dessert lover, I obviously asked her for the recipe. I do not like jam in my desserts (like the jam in the middle of danishes and things of that nature), but I love these cookies.

Buttery cookies filled with jams


1 lb butter (4 sticks… yeah, I never said they were healthy, but you’ve gotta live sometime!)

1 cup sugar

4 cups flour

jam of your choosing (you don’t need a big jar – I used strawberry and apricot)


1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar (make sure the butter is room temperature).

3. Then, add in the flour.

4. Knead the dough together for 15 minutes or until the ingredients are fully mixed together and there are no lumps.

5. Make heaping tablespoon balls of dough and place them on a baking sheet.

Cookie butter dough balls for jam cookies

6. Use a spoon or your thumb to create an indent in each cookie and fill the indents with about a half tablespoon of the jam of your choice. Be careful not to overfill the cookies or you’ll have a mess on your hands!

Jam cookies filled with jam before baking

7. Place the cookie sheet in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are slightly browned.

8. Wait until the cookies are cool until you move them or they may crack or crinkle.

Apricot and strawberry jam filled cookies

I may or may not have eaten like 18 of these in two days… reheating each cookie in the microwave before eating them.


Do you like jam in your baked goods?
What is your favorite flavored jam cookie?

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Jam Cookies — 11 Comments

  1. Hi Shelley,
    We will just love your Jam Cookies, they look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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