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.

★★★★★ 2 votes
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

How to Make Custard Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 325^. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2Cream 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.
  • 3Roll 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.
  • 4Remove 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.

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About Custard Cookies

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