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Christmas shortbread cut-out biscuits with jam

These delicious Christmas shortbread biscuits are filled with jam and make the perfect Christmas treat. You could make this Christmas shortbread and give them as gifts (teachers and child care educators will probably love you), or you could keep them all for yourself and have them with a cuppa. They are so good!

This recipe uses strawberry and apricot jams, but feel free to substitute if neither of those is to your taste. It’s easy to make with the kids.


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Christmas shortbread cut-out biscuits with jam

Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time 12-15 minutes
Makes 24


  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup rice flour or corn flour
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • Extra icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Place butter, icing sugar and vanilla into an electric beater and beat until light and fluffy. Stir flour and rice flour into butter mixture until a soft dough forms. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth.
  2. Preheat oven to 160C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Half dough and form each piece into a round disc. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 25 minutes or until firm. Roll 1 disc of dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 4mm thick. Using a 7cm round fluted biscuit cutter, cut 12 biscuits from dough and place onto a baking tray.
  3. Repeat with remaining dough, this time cutting a small circle (or other shape) with a cutter from the centre of each biscuit. Place on remaining tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm to the touch and cooked through. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Place the whole biscuits onto a flat surface. Spoon 2 teaspoons of jam onto each biscuit, spreading almost to the edge of biscuit. Dust icing sugar over remaining biscuits with circle cut out. Place circle biscuits over jam biscuits. Serve.


Nutritional Information (per serving)

No nutritional information available for this recipe.

Love biscuits? Try these Recipe – Passionfruit Melting Moments and these Super Easy Coconut Cookies

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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