Custard Cookies

Pat Duran


This is a recipe from and Australian friend, he calls these cookies, biscuits. These cookies are great for a sweet treat.
Recipe from 1975.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper



makes 28


10 Min


10 Min




3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
custard powder or use(cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 c
powdered sugar
3/4 c
butter or margarine
1 large
egg , room temperature

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325^. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Cream powdered sugar and butter, until fluffy.Add egg and beat well to combine.
Sift together the flour,baking powder and custard powder(cornstarch). Add dry mixture to the creamed mixture and the (vanilla if using cornstarch); combine well; until a soft dough forms.
Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
Using a fork, press dough to flatten slightly.
Note: if you want to get fancy try pressing with bottom of can or tater masher.
Bake until bottoms are just turning golden. This should take between 8 and 12 minutes..depending on your oven.Let cool on sheets for 3 minutes.
Remove to cooling rack and cool completely.
If you would like to make sandwich cookie from these : this is the filling:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
Combine until creamy and spreadable.
Spread between bottom of cookie and press another bottom on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Australian