Jam Tart Cookies

Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Makes about 24 cookies

jamdrops

Making cookies around this time of year is such a fun thing to do, especially with friends or kids and super especially if your friends are kids. Don’t stress if you can’t get your hands on a jam tart mould, you can pick them up pretty cheap on eBay, otherwise just use something round to cut out shapes and make a slight imprint in the middle with your thumb to fill.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine (I use Nuttelex)
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • Egg replacer, equivalent of one egg made as per instructions
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 4 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam (or any other jam you like)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream the margarine, sugar, egg mix and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in the flour and mix well until a dough begins to form.
  4. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  5. Dust a work surface lightly with flour and roll out the dough to a 5mm thickness.
  6. Using the mould, cut out the cookies and lay 2cm apart on the baking trays. Continue to collect and roll out the remaining dough until all is used.
  7. With a teaspoon, put a drop of jam in the dent of each cookie.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cookies start to become golden.
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the tray before cooling completely on a rack before serving.

Chelsey