I love to bake biscuits and sometimes this easy jam drop cookies just before my son comes from the school. As soon as he dumps the school bag, he quickly enters the kitchen to find some thing interesting to munch on. The moment he peeps into the freshly baked cookies on the racks and some still inside the oven. He jumps and yells mama please bikist!!!!!!!. It is such a pleasurable moment for me.
Once a paediatric doctor had told me that biscuits and cookies sold outside are just stomach fillers with not much nutritive value. So I always ensure that these homemade easy jam drop cookies are loaded with nutrition .These cookies basically known as nankatai in India. My mom use to bake them often. Although I have used her version of the recipe but I slightly have modified it by adding almond meal. Kids are always of fond of food that are beautifully presented . I have added a dash of Raspberry jam in the middle to fascinate the young buddies.
All purpose flour – ½ cup
Almond meal – ½ cup( Grind 20 almonds approx)
Sugar( powdered)- ½ cup
Baking powder-1/4 tsp
Cardammon-1/4 tsp( optional)
Rash berry conserve as required
Start with mixing the flour, almond meal and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy .Gently add flour to make a soft dough. If you feel the dough is too soft just pop into the refrigerator for 10 min.
Preheat the oven at 175’c . Roll out a baking sheet ( I used a aluminum foil) into the baking try, make small balland arrange with a gap of an inch. Make a dent on the ball and press it gently. Scoop ¼ tsp of Jam and carefully drop on each cookie. Bake for 12 – 15 mins.
When cool store it in a airtight container