Almond Jam Drops
These are a “Traditional Foodie” version of an old time favourite biscuit. Mum always had a jar of Jam Drops sitting on the shelf along with Cornflake and Anzac biscuits. The Jam Drops were always my favourite. I especially loved eating the sticky, chewy jam from the middle.
Today we make them for our kids with a Traditional Twist. We use:
~ activated almonds(source of vitamins, minerals and fats. read more here)
~ arrowroot flour (rich in trace minerals & important starches that maintain proper acid and alkali balances in the body. read more here)
~ coconut sugar (an unrefined mineral rich sweetener. read more here)
~ jam sweetened with rapadura or fruit juice.
Of course, the one ingredient that remains constant is the healthful, traditional fat……BUTTER (can be replaced with coconut oil)! These cookies can be varied quite easily. Add nuts, dried fruit, cacao or choc chips to create various flavours. The Jam Drops are our favourite.
We love that we can feed this yummy treat to our kids (or ourselves for that matter) and know that we are giving them goodness. These sweet treats will not cause the typical sugar high conventional biscuits give, as they are loaded with fats that slow the absorption of the low GI coconut sugar and jam. These Almond Jam Drops blitz the old time Jam Drop in both nutrient density & taste however, I do respect my Mum’s age old recipe for its’ inspiration and affiliation with fond memories. This recipe is adapted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
- 1 1/2 cups of Activated Almonds
- 1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
- 1 cup of true arrowroot flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar (you can use rapadura)
- 1/2 teas salt
- 1 teas vanilla
- 1 egg
- Blend almonds to meal in food processor.
- Mix in dry ingredients.
- With processor running add chopped chunks of butter until mixture forms a ball.
- Mix in egg until just combined. (careful not to over mix and make mixture too wet).
- Form into balls and place on lined baking tray.
- Press hole in middle with finger and fill with jam.
- Bake in mod oven for about 20 mins, until lightly brown.
- Cool on biscuit rack.
- Store in fridge for freshness.
- These Almond Jam Drops blitz the old time Jam Drop in both nutrient density & taste, however, I do respect my Mum’s age old recipe for its’ inspiration and affiliation with fond memories. This recipe is adapted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.