Gluten-free jam drops (AD) [DF, SF, GF]

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AD. My little daughter Daisy absolutely loves a sweet treat. As she spends 3 days a week at Nursery she is becoming used to the mindset of having something for ‘pudding’ after lunch AND dinner. As I want to encourage her to eat all sorts of foods I sometimes use a little sweet treat as an encouragement for her to eat all of her vegetables or her protein sources. I have made her gluten-free jam drops, using wonderful Santa Rosa jams, that I ordered from the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli at Ocado. Scroll down near the end of this recipe for the recipe card to get started right away!

Gluten-free jam drops

Ingredients for gluten-free jam drops

70g caster sugar

5ml vanilla extract

150g butter (I used Vitalite)

140g plain flour (I used Doves gluten-free)

1/4 teaspoon of Xantham Gum

6 teaspoons of Santa Rosa apricot and strawberry selective conserve (adjust as required)

Santa Rosa Jams

Method for gluten-free jam drops

Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 (180C).

Line baking trays with baking tray liners or grease your baking tray/line with baking paper.

Mix together the sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Combine until it is well whipped and fluffy.

Add the flour and mix together.

Place the mixture into small balls and place them on to your baking trays about 2-3 inches apart. Walnut-sized is fine. You can make your drops larger, as I have and then cut them down to a more uniform size and saved the crumbs for topping freefrom ice cream with! 

Press the back of a spoon into each of the balls to press them down slightly.

Fill with jam, around 1/2 a teaspoon.

Bake for 11-15 minutes until lightly golden. Baking time depends on the size of drops that you bake. I find if you spread the mixture over 15 or so they will bake in 11 minutes. If you spread the mixture over 9 drops they will take 15 minutes.

Leave on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

Gluten-free jam drops with Santa Rosa jam

If you’re looking for something a bit different I love these gluten free oat cookies!

How to make gluten-free jam drops

gluten-free jam drops

Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling time before transferring 10 minutes
Servings 9 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 150 g butter I used Vitalite
  • 140 g plain flour I used Doves gluten-free
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Xantham Gum
  • 6 teaspoons of Santa Rosa apricot and strawberry selective conserve

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 (180C).
  2. Line baking trays with baking tray liners or grease your baking tray/line with baking paper.
  3. Mix together the sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Combine until it is well whipped and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour and mix together.
  5. Place the mixture into small balls and place them on to your baking trays about 2-3 inches apart. Walnut-sized is fine. You can make your drops larger, as I have and then cut them down to size!
  6. Press the back of a spoon into each of the balls to press them down slightly.

  7. Fill with jam, around 1/2 a teaspoon. You may need less or more, depending on the size of the jam drops.
  8. Bake for 11-15 minutes until lightly golden. Baking time depends on the size of drops that you bake. I find if you spread the mixture over 15 or so they will bake in 11 minutes. If you spread the mixture over 9 drops they will take 15 minutes.
  9. Leave on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

As you can see these are simple, fairly frugal and my little girl loves them! They keep for a few days, at least, in an airtight jar. We are going to start making these regularly to replace the jam tarts that we often buy that cost £2 for just 4!

Products I use when making my gluten-free jam drops:

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If you enjoyed this gluten-free jam drops recipe why not try one of my other recipes?

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Slow cooker lasagne recipe [GF]

Individual toad in the hole [DF, GF, SF]

Dairy and gluten free potato waffle [DF, GF, SF]

Dairy and gluten free pancakes [DF, SF, GF]

Gluten free cornflake tart [DF, SF, GF]

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12 Comments

  1. May 23, 2019 / 3:39 pm

    Sounds like a nice after school bake. Thanks!

    • Allergy Free Day
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 11:06 am

      Really simple!

  2. May 23, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    These look incredibly delicious! We’ve just found out my son seems to get affected if I eat dairy or gluten at the moment (I’m breastfeeding him) and I have really been missing sweet treats. I love that these are gluten free! I really want to make these!

    • Allergy Free Day
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 11:07 am

      Oh sorry to hear that! Hope you enjoy them x

  3. Emma
    May 23, 2019 / 11:35 pm

    Love this! My sister has coeliacs disease, so I’ll be telling her about this.

    • Allergy Free Day
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 11:07 am

      Hope she likes them x

  4. May 24, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    Love these – great gluten free alternative thanks for sharing!

    • Allergy Free Day
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 11:07 am

      Thank you so much! x

  5. May 27, 2019 / 10:36 pm

    These look like such a cute bake – I’ll be making them with the kids! x

    • Allergy Free Day
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 11:07 am

      Thank you x

  6. janet
    August 2, 2019 / 12:33 am

    well done on the website, katy also the receipes look great. xx

    • Allergy Free Day
      Author
      August 4, 2019 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much xx

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