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Coconut Jam Drops

Simple and easy Coconut Jam Drops filled with rich raspberry jam that you can make from scratch in 30 minutes. Coconut on the outside and on the inside, they're perfectly chewy, crumbly, sweet and soft.
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 approx
Calories 96kcal
Author Kim



  • Preheat fan oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F. Prepare two baking trays/cookie sheets with baking paper or parchment paper.
  • Add softened butter and granulated sweetener to a bowl and beat until pale and creamy (using electric beaters is best).
  • Add in egg and vanilla to bowl and beat in using electric beaters.
  • Use a spatula to scrape down sides of the bowl, then add in flour, baking powder, salt and half of the coconut. Stir through with spatula until combined and mixture resembles a dough.
  • To make the jam drops, roll the dough into one large ball. Break in half, then in half again so there are 4 pieces. Make 5 balls out of each of the four pieces of dough so you have 20 balls.
  • Roll each ball in the remaining coconut. Place balls 2 cm/1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  • Use thumb to make a dent in the centre of each one (about half way, not all the way through). Add ½ teaspoon of jam into the indentation of each jam drop. (see note 4)
  • Bake for 15 minutes in fan oven at 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F. Remove and let cool on tray for 5 minutes, then transfer jam drops to a wire rack to cool to room temperature (make sure to keep them covered with a towel whilst cooling)
  • Once cooled to room temperature, store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.


  1. Butter: Make sure to use 7 levelled tablespoons of butter, otherwise the dough may end up being to wet.
  2. Sweetener: I used Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener which is a granulated sweetener that measures like sugar. It Australia its available at Woolworths in the baking aisle. Its also available online through amazon.
  3. Ball size: if you’re concerned about having all the jam drops the exact same size, you could use a small ice cream scoop, or weigh the pieces of dough prior to rolling.
  4. Jam: I love using St Dalfours brand of jams. Any will work, raspberry, strawberry, apricot. I turned a dessert spoon upside down and used the tip to get the jam on and into the jam drop centre.


Serving: 1Jam Drop | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2g