cookie biscuit with peach jam

Have you ever made a slight tweak to a recipe only to have your final product be a complete failure?  I’ve done this far too many times to count!  The recipe I’m sharing today is based on one that I’ve made countless times before but this time I made a crucial, but successful, substitution. I was attempting to make sweet little pastries, similar to a tea biscuit which would then be topped with peach jam and real whipped cream.  The original recipe called for cream cheese, but we didn’t have any so I used butter instead. Well, good thing I did because this new version is sooooo good!  The “biscuit” became flatter and almost cookie like in texture, but still tasted like a buttery biscuit.  I added peach jam because we have some that needs to be used up and the whipped cream is necessary because…how has any dessert been made worse with it?!


cookie biscuit with peach jam

a delicious, buttery cookie+biscuit combo topped with peach jam and fresh, homemade whipped cream.
  • 1 cup pastry flour (I used whole wheat)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ⅓ cup cold milk
  • Jam
  • Whipped Cream

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl mix flour and sugar; cut in softened butter and stir in milk
  3. Divide the dough into about 8 portions and place flattened balls on cookie sheet (I found it helpful to make an indent with my thumb to give the jam a place to sit)
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool
  6. Spread spoonfuls of jam over cookie biscuit and top with whipped cream

To make fresh whipped cream you will need to purchase Whipping Cream from the store. Simply pour ½ cup into a stand mixer, sprinkle in a few spoonfuls of sugar and turn mixer on high using the blade that most resembles a whisk. Mix for several minutes until the cream is thick enough to hang onto the blade.


MMMMM, drowning in peach jam!


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In case you’re some weirdo who doesn’t like whipped cream, here is a shot of the dessert minus the fluffy white topping.  It’s still delicious, but not complete!



Now I’ll be honest: I have eaten these for breakfast.  And dessert and snack. They are just so darn good!! I’m guessing any kind of jam would be a tasty topper but peach is my favourite.

I’m actually starting to drool a little bit looking at these pictures again!  Go ahead and make yourself a batch…you won’t regret it!

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

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