Wednesday, November 24, 2010

custard cookies

I found this recipe somewhere, sometime last year, printed it off and carried it around for a while. Finally whilst sorting through pages of scribbled down recipes, printed off recipes and torn out magazine pages i have started to work my way through the ones i REALLY want to try. Amazing how as time passes and your interest and tastes in recipes change! I now have a new "to-try" pile and a new scrap paper scribble pad.

These kind of....melt-in-your-mouth.....i really like that texture. Starts of as a crumbly soft mix that you roll into little balls, then press with a fork. I want to make a nice cream filling...custard creams...YUM!

Look at those little rolled, pressed balls all ready to bake, so well behaved!!

Custard Cookies

250g butter, softened
1 cup pure icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/2 cup custard powder

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Place butter, sugar and vanilla into a food processor. Process for 2 minutes or until well combined.

Add flour and custard powder. Pulse until just combined (don't over-process or biscuits will not have a fine texture).

Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls. Place onto prepared baking trays. Press with a floured fork to flatten slightly.

Bake for 12 minutes or until light golden. Allow to stand on trays for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining biscuit mixture.

This mix said it would make 36 but i must have made smaller balls because i made 70!! =)

I also rubbed the butter in with all the ingredients by hand as i don't have a food processor, good old fashioned elbow grease! They turned out so smooth and delicious, now to find a nice cream filling recipe and make custard creams with these beauties!!!

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