Baking For Kids - Jim Jam Biscuits

by Nyima_Damchoe

With their gooey, sticky batter, Jim Jam biscuits are great fun for kids of all ages to bake.

As a child, I loved to make biscuits and cup cakes with my mother. My brothers and I would always argue over who would lick the bowl, the beaters, or the wooden spoon. If we missed out after making the batter, there was always the icing.

Our work in the oven, Mum's yellow timer set, we would haunt the kitchen, drawn by the wondrous odours from the oven.

Once out of the oven and cool enough to eat, we would often head outdoors with our treats. Under a tree, or in our club house, they did not last long!

Nowadays, children tend to spend more time in front of a screen than under a tree.

Despite this, there is currently an explosion of interest in baking among children. From make your own cup cake birthday parties, to kids' baking themed TV shows, kids are once again venturing into the kitchen.

Kitchen Safety


Kids, baking and cooking is great fun. There are all sorts of delicious things that you can create and eat. The only limit is your imagination.

Just remember, that kitchens can be dangerous places if you are not careful.

ALWAYS ask a grown up to help you use the stove/oven, and sharp knives.

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Imperial, United States, Australian & New Zealand standard measurements are used in this recipe.

Baking time may vary,

Serving numbers are approximate.


This recipe contains dairy products (butter)

Jim Jam Biscuits

Jim Jam Biscuits

Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 25 min
Ingredients for 24 servings
4 ounces / ½ cup / 115 grams jam  • 4 ounces / ½ cup / 125 grams butter, chopped into cubes  • 4 ounces / ½ cup / 130 grams raw sugar*  • 6 ounces / ¾ cup / 185 grams self raising flour  • 2 ounces / ¼ cup / 40 grams plain flour  • *if preferred, the raw sugar may be substituted for 4 ounces / ½ cup / 100 grams white sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350F /180C (170C fan forced) / Gas Mark 4
2. Cream the butter, the sugar, and jam in a large mixing bowl.
3. Sieve together the plain flour and self raising flour, and add it to the jam mixture.
4. Pinch off walnut size pieces, and place them on a lined or greased baking tray.
5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Leave the biscuits on the tray until they are set.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (4 Votes)

Serving Suggestions

Jim Jams are a lovely soft and chewy, biscuit.

They are a perfect accompaniment for coffee, tea, or spiced chai for big people.

Little people may prefer to eat theirs with their favourite flavoured milk.

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Original Text & Jims Jams Recipe Copyright © 2016 Nyima Damchoe. All Rights Reserved.

Jim Jam Biscuits Image Copyright © 2016 Nyima Damchoe. All Rights Reserved.

Baking Day by William Hemsley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Updated: 07/08/2016, Nyima_Damchoe
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