RECIPE: Custard Cookies

Hi and welcome to my very first blog post on I have been both dreading and looking forward to this moment in equal measure for months on end.

I am starting off with a simple cookie recipe as I believe that the simple things are always the best things in life. If you love custard, you are going to love these melt-in-your-mouth custard cookies. The recipe I used is adapted from the blog Bits of Sunshine’s recipe for custard creams. I increased the amount of butter as I thought the dough was too dry. Fortunately, the cookies were anything but soggy and/or oily. The cookie has a light and nice crisp to it and has a lovely buttery and custardy aroma.



2 ¾ sticks (300g) of unsalted butter

1 cup (120g or 4 oz.) of icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 cup (150g) of custard powder

2 ¼ cups (280g or 9 3/4 oz. ) of all-purpose flour


1. Preheat the oven to 365° F (180° C).

2. Sift icing sugar, flour and custard powder and mix together.

3. Add butter and vanilla and kneed until you have a smooth dough.

4. Shape the dough into little balls.

5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the balls on top.

6. Press the balls down with a fork.

7. Bake for about 20 minutes.



Hope you liked my first post and recipe on nowaddsugar. Please let me know what you think.

X, Mina

41 Responses to “RECIPE: Custard Cookies”

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  1. Dina says:

    i have been wanting to try custard cookies. they look good. love the color!

    • Mina says:

      Hi Dina,
      thank you for you nice comment.
      These cookies are so easy to make and the color indeed turns out quite nice. You should definitely give it a try.:)

  2. Shayla says:

    CONGRATS on your new blog. These cookies look delightful. Where did you find Custard Powder at.

  3. Mai says:

    I’ve never even bothered to check World Market for custard powder. But I guess I will have to now. These cookies look amazing. Can’t wait to make some. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your first blog post! 🙂

    • Mina says:

      Hi Mai,
      I am totally overwhelmed by all the nice comments and kind words. Thank you so so much.
      I wish you lots of fun making these…and eating them. 😉

  4. Welcome to the blogosphere! It’s loads of fun.

  5. These look gorgeous! Congrats on your first post! xxx

  6. Adri van Dyk says:

    Thank you for the Custard Cookies recipe.
    Can I use a machine instead of the ball and do you have a filling for the biscuits or can I just use normal ising between the biscuits?
    I cannot wait to add this to my Christmas biscuits baking.

    Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and all the best for 2014.

    Take Care!!!


    • Mina says:

      Dear Adri,
      thank you so so much for your lovely wishes for the holidays and new years!

      I afraid that the dough might be a little bit too crumbly for a machine. But I think that it is an amazing idea to fill the cookies. I guess you could you use any type of icing or even Nutella.

      Have a wonderful Christmas and I also wish you the best for 2014!

  7. sonia says:

    i just made the dough but the dough is more crubble than a smooth dough, must i add more butter? Please help!!

    • Mina says:

      HI Sonia,
      sorry to hear that your dough was a little bit too crumbly. You could increase the amount of butter or try to add a little bit of milk to get a smoother consistency. Hope that helps.

      x, Mina

  8. Michelle says:

    My two year old son and I just made your custard cookies so easy for him to get involved and lovely!

    • Mina says:

      Hi Michelle,
      thank you! That’s so amazing to hear that. I think baking is such a fun activity and I am really glad that you used my recipe to get your son involved.
      X, Mina

  9. Andrew says:

    What are the weights of the ingredients because i’m not too sure about cups can you tell me it in grams or oz’s please

    • Mina says:

      Hi Andrew,
      I added the measurements in grams to the recipe.
      Thank you for pointing that out to me. 🙂
      Have fun making the cookies!
      x, Mina

  10. Maria says:

    Beautiful clicks and loved the cookie they looks so soft and yummmm 🙂

  11. mahi says:

    hi, these cookies look amazing 🙂 i m definitely going to try these, just one question, which kind of butter did you use? salted or unsalted?

    • Mina says:

      Hi Mahi,
      thank you so much for your nice words. I used unsalted butter. Thank you for pointing that out. I’ll change that in the recipe.
      x, Mina

  12. Karien says:

    Hi Mina. I am busy making the custard cookies. Do I have to melt the butter before adding it to the flour mixture? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Mina says:

      Hi Karien,
      Thanks for visiting my blog and trying the recipe. 🙂
      There is no need to melt the butter. However, it’s best if the butter is softened at room temperature. Hope you enjoy baking them as well as the outcome.
      X, Mina

  13. Carina says:

    can I cut this recipe in half? I know sometimes when you reduce a recipe it does not come out great. I really want to try this but I only have half the amount of each of the ingredient needed to make these cookies. Thank you 🙂

  14. maggie says:

    Hi, just read your recipe and I’m baffled!! How can 1 cup be both 120g and 150g? Also how can the flour amount be correct when surely 2 cups would be more than 280g. No wonder some peoples cookies haven’t turned out correctly with contradictory measurements.

    • Mina says:

      Hi Maggie,

      sorry for my uberlate response. Thank you for paying attention. Me and math… >_< I'll try to recalculate everything and (hopefully) will be writing down the right measurements. Also I'll try to pay more attention to that in the future. Sorry for confusing everyone. Thanks again. x,Mina

    • Basic says:

      Different volumes (cup measurements) can have different weights (gram measurements) if the density of the ingredient is different. Icing sugar, custard powder and flour all have slightly different densities. 🙂 Weights are usually a more consistent way of measuring.

  15. Annie says:

    In Australia where im from we call this melting moments but the difference is you make a small batch of lemon buttercream cream and sandwich them together and the biscuits are a bit thicker you dont squish them down as much before you bake them. Custard powder is common here but people make them with cornflour too 🙂

  16. libya says:

    Mmhm…just looking some ingredients that i will need ,definitely i will try them..

  17. SHAM says:

    thank you for the recipe. i appreciate ur honesty bout the custard cookie u tried in ur own. u gave a simple and detailed recipe. fighting!

  18. Sinu Stephen says:

    I tried it in my home the taste was good but the cookies was soft…….

  19. Krista says:

    Hi. Just made custard biscuits with my kids. Great holiday activity and a hit! FYI: I substituted half the butteright with a vegetable based baking fat and they still came out lovely. 12 minutes at 180degrees Chris was enough.

    • Mina says:

      Hi Krista,
      thank you for your lovely comment and for trying my recipe. I will try the recipe with your suggestions.

  20. Mawahib abbas says:

    Made these and came out perfect!! 👌

  21. Mesha Prout says:

    Love this!

    Used to make these in primary school, but never knew the recipe and no other biscuit recipe came out the same

    So happy you’ve posted this.

    Thank you😃

    • Mina says:

      Hi Mesha,
      I am glad that you liked the recipe.
      Thank you for your lovely comment. You made my day! 🙂
      X, Mina


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