These decorative jam biscuits taste super scrumptious and look pretty to give as food gifts. I love, love, love the combination of biscuit plus jam. And after making yum jam-filled holiday cookies last year, I decided to go with a similar concept but different execution.
Instead of baking individual biscuits and then sandwiching them afterwards, I created a bottom, brushed it generously with jam and finished with a layer of decorative dough cutouts.
The cookie dough is made with all-purpose flour and maize flour (aka yellow cornmeal for you lovely readers living across the pond), which gives the biscuits their sunny colour and adds a nice, gritty texture.
Since we recently shared a recipe for peach jam, I nicked a jar and used it for these treats. This jam has a lovely balance of peachy-sweet and a little tart that pairs perfectly with the cookie dough. I imagine apricot jam or raspberry preserve could be tasty alternatives.
I cut the biscuits into small squares, but you could easily slice them into larger bars to highlight the decorative pattern even more. Happy baking!
These jam biscuits make wonderful little presents – unless of course, you lack any and all self-control around a plate of fresh cookies and just wolf away. Surely, I can’t be the only one, right?! I think I’ll add a dash of cinnamon to the dough and bake them again for the holidays.