Jam Diagonals


This is one of the easiest, most elegant and delicious desserts that takes no time at all to make. I have made these since the late 1970’s. I made this for my daughter in laws baby shower yesterday. This is my sons and daughter in laws first baby and my 3rd grandchild! I am so excited to meet my new little grandchild in a few weeks. They want to be surprised so we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.

Anybody can make this simple recipe and it uses items you probably already have. This was a double batch that I filled with raspberry jam and strawberry jam. They are called Jam Diagonals because they are filled with jam and you cut them diagonally. If you look close you will see I have already cut them diagonally.

I posted this recipe last year but I just updated the picture.

Here is the link to the recipe.



Categories: Cookies, Desserts


  1. I have been meaning to take the time to thank you for your blog. You do an excellent job of explaining the recipes and keeping it simple. I have only taken the time to make a few of your recipes because I haven’t been able to cook much the past couple of years but as soon as I get things back on track I’m gonna go back and make as many of them as I can 🙂

    I made one of your goulash recipes and the peanut butter pie – so simple and quick but yet SO YUMMY!
    Thank you so much for your blog and sharing with us! I hope one day you can do a cook book! 🙂

  2. Congratulations on being a new Grandma again! I became a Grandma for the first time 4 weeks ago today, it’s pretty awesome isn’t it?!
    These remind me of English jam tarts so I feel a little bit homesick now 😊

    • Oh yes! My grandchildren are the light of my life! Congratulations to you too! I hope they live close so you can spoil your grand baby like crazy! Now you are going to make me google English Jam Tarts….lol

  3. My mom used to make something similar to these, but used Bisquick mix and drizzled with icing sugar. They are also similar to Hungarian kolackes, those little jam-filled pastries.

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