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Custard Creams Recipe

An easy custard creams recipe, the famous melt-in-your-mouth British double cookies filled with custard cream.
Course Cookies
Cuisine English
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 200kcal
Author Adina

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 170 g unsalted butter 6 oz/ ¾ cup, room temperature
  • 50 g sugar 1.7 oz/ ½ cup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 170 g all-purpose flour 6 oz/ 1 1/3 cups
  • 50 g custard powder 1.7 oz/ ½ cup, for instance Bird's Custard Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Filling:
  • 50 g unsalted butter 1.7 oz/ ¼ cup, room temperature
  • 75 icing sugar 2.6 oz/ ¾ cup
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Cream the soft butter and the icing sugar together, taking about 3 minutes. Next, add vanilla essence and stir again.
  • Mix: In another bowl, mix the flour, custard powder, and baking soda. Sift this mixture over the creamed butter and mix well again.
  • Form about 28 walnut-sized balls. Place them on the baking trays leaving a little room in between, as they will expand while in the oven.
  • Score a pattern on the cookies using a fork. Press once horizontally, then once vertically.
  • Bake the trays with the cookies, one after another, for about 15-16 minutes or until just very slightly golden. Remove from the oven, leave on the tray for about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Filling:

  • Beat the soft butter until creamy. Slowly add the icing sugar while beating continuously. Add the vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Fill cookies: Spoon or pipe the filling on the inner side of half of the cookies. Cover each cookie with another cookie and press lightly (Note 2).
  • Store: The custard creams keep in an airtight container for about one week.

Notes

  1. A digital kitchen scale will give you the most precise measure ensuring the best bake possible.
  2. It is best to use a piping bag to get the buttercream onto the cookies. Using a teaspoon works as well, but piping is faster and nicer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1custard cream | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 30mg | Sugar: 9g