Jammy fingerprint shortbread biscuits

This week we made some cute jammy fingerprint shortbread biscuits. Little Mini loves getting messy, more often than not she can by found with a messy face and sticky little fingers! In all honestly I don’t know how she manages it, but if there is a mess to be made you can bet your bottom dollar she will make it.

It’s one of the many many things I love about her. Yes, really! I love that she likes to get ‘stuck in’ and have a go, she won’t be put off my getting her hands dirty which I’m sure will take her far as she grows up.

So, to celebrate those sticky fingers, we decided we would capture her fingerprints in these yummy jammy fingerprint shortbread biscuits.


We used this quick and simple shortbread recipe for our biscuits:

  • 125g butter
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 180g plain flour

First we creamed the butter and sugar together until all the lumps had gone, and then added the plain flour and mixed it together until it formed a dough.

Little Mini rolled out the dough and cut out heart shapes using a cutter. She then had fun making fingerprints in the dough. The idea was to put two fingerprints in the middle to make a heart shape, but Little Mini wanted to freestyle which was far more fun! We ended up with a beautiful collection of fingerprints in all different shapes and sizes.


Little Mini then carefully filled each of the fingerprint indents with strawberry jam and we put them in the oven at 180c (gas mark 4). We kept an eye on the biscuits and watched the jam as it started to bubble. When the biscuits started to turn a golden colour (after around 10 minutes) we took them out of the oven and left them to cool. Little Mini couldn’t wait to try one and checked them all carefully to make sure she chose the biscuit with the most jam!

We had lots of fun making these jammy fingerprint shortbread biscuits. Little Mini enjoyed having the chance to get her fingers messy and it was lovely to spend time appreciating sticky fingerprints without reaching for a packet of wet wipes! All too soon there will be fewer fingerprint marks in my home so I am going to treasure them while there are.

These biscuits were a fun rainy day activity, but would also make a special homemade gift for loved ones. Whip up a batch for Valentine’s day, Mother’s day or Father’s day and I’m sure they will bring a smile to their face!




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