With Mother’s Day fast approaching, whip up these gorgeous pink Jam Jams to make mum’s day. Pretty in Pink, they’ll be gone in a blink! This delicious recipe makes eight jam jams.

Pink Jam Jams for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day fast approaching, whip up these gorgeous pink Jam Jams to make mum's day. Pretty in Pink, they'll be gone in a blink! This delicious recipe makes eight jam jams. 

Course Snack

Ingredients

  • 150 g soft butter
  • 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp strawberry or raspberry essence
  • pink food colouring
  • 1/2 cup mums favorite jam
  • extra icing sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Turn your oven on to 170C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Cream butter and sugar, add essence.

  3. Mix in flour ...1/2 cup at a time then a dash of pink food colouring.  Mix well.

  4. Form a large dough ball. Knead dough then roll dough out to about 1/2 cm thick.

  5. Grab cookie cutter and cut out cookie shapes. With half of the cookies (lets call these the holey cookies) use a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the centers.

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

  7. When cool, spread jam on those cookies without the holes, then pop the holey cookies on top. Dust with icing sugar.

Tips

  1. Whilst heart and flower cookie cutters were used here, you can have so much fun using any cookie cutter shapes. No cookie cutters? .. just use a good ol' drinking glass. 

For more ideas for mothers day be sure to check out some of our other mother days homemade gifts

For hundreds more nutritious recipe ideas for busy parents check out our Lifestyle: Recipes section

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Alayna lives in Pukerua Bay with her husband and two beautiful children, where she runs Laynescreative.com. She's a qualified primary school teacher with a passion for the arts. Alayna believes when children engage with the arts they develop their language, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and improve their overall confidence.

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