Honestly ,I love baking cookies especially ,this easy peasy vanilla custard powder cookies. This cookie is light ,crisp and melt in mouth in texture. It hardly take 15 minutes for preparing cookie dough and that’s it ,bake and relish . And also no fancy gadgets or many bowls needed to make this recipe . Just a wide bowl , Ballon whisk and a fork is all needed for this fuss free cookies. I enjoy easy cookie recipes , and this is one of my favourites ! If you like cookies as much as I do, you’ll love this simple recipe too.
4 Ingredient Cookie
This recipe calls for only four ingredients and they are all purpose flour,custard powder,butter and sugar . This is a simple ,no messy , easy and needs only handful of ingredients from pantry or easily available in super markets . I buy custard powder to make fruit custards,caramel custard etc .But, often I land up baking this simple cookies for evening coffee or for my friends meet . Below I’ve given how to swap vanilla custard powder if it is not available at your place.
This melt in mouth Vanilla custard powder cookies are amazingly crispy in texture and rich in vanilla flavour. Vanilla custard powder is the main ingredient for colour and flavour and no extra colour or flavour is added to these cookies. I do love to match flavours ! You can check out my Vanilla and Chocolate Twin Custard Cookies recipe in my Bakes category .Combination of Two flavours vanilla and cocoa are match made in heaven .The best part in making Vanilla custard cookie is that ,you can mix match any favourite flavours according to your palate. As I was busy and ran out of munchies ,I baked this plain vanilla custard powder cookies as it is within few minutes and refilled my empty containers ???? .
How to bake Vanilla Custard Powder Cookies?
In a clean dry wide bowl ,cream butter until fluffy and keep aside . Powder granulated sugar in a blender and add to the sifted All purpose flour and custard powder . Add the flour sugar mixture to the beaten butter . Gently mix with a spatula until it forms to a soft ball consistency . Divide the cookie dough to even small round ball and place it on a baking tray. With the back of fork, gently make an impression on the cookie dough. Preheat oven to 180 C and bake for 15 minutes or until the base and edges turn golden brown . Delicious crispy vanilla custard powder cookie is all set to tuck in with a cup of coffee or munch as it is.
What is Vanilla Custard Powder made of?
Main ingredients of vanilla custard powder are cornflour/starch, salt ,colouring agent and natural flavouring agent.
Can we substitute Cornflour powder/ starch for Vanilla custard powder?
Yes, you can very well substitute plain cornflour powder or starch in place of ready made vanilla custard powder . But ,remember to add colour and flavour while mixing the cookie dough. You can add any colour and flavour according to your preference. The measurement of the ingredients remain same .
Lets jump to the recipe with step by step preparation of Vanilla custard powder cookies !
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 13 to 15 mins
Serves : 10
All Purpose Flour – 2 cup
Vanilla Custard Powder – 1/2 cup
Butter – 1 cup + 1 tbsp ( room temperature)
Granulated Sugar – 3/4 cup ( powder sugar in a blender or mixer grinder)
Milk – 1 to 2 tbsp ( if needed) I did not use as the dough consistency was perfect
Get ready with all the measured ingredients. Sift All purpose flour and Vanilla Custard powder twice. Add Sugar powder to flour and custard powder mixture and keep it aside.
In a dry bowl add room temperature butter and cream butter well as shown in the picture.
Add All purpose flour,Vanilla Custard powder and powdered sugar mixture and gently mix to a soft ball consistency.
Divide cookie dough into equal sized ball and place on a baking tray .
Using a Fork press slightly to form Fork impression.
Preheat oven to 180 C and bake for 15 mins or until base and edges turns golden brown in colour. Transfer the cookies on a cooling rack and let it completely cool .
Yummy crispy Vanilla Custard Powder Cookies/ Biscuit is ready to serve with a hot cuppa of coffee ,tea or milk or can pack for kiddo snack box .
How to store Vanilla Custard Powder Cookies?
Store vanilla custard powder cookies in an airtight container .It stays fresh for a week on kitchen counter and also you can refrigerate for more than a month . If hosting a party or during holidays ,you can bake ahead of time and refrigerate in an airtight container or zip pouches.
Hope you like the recipe! If so ,please try it out ,leave your comment and feedback which means a lot to me. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Happy Baking????!
More Cookie Recipe You Might Like To Try
Eggless Butter Cookies/Biscuits
Mint Biscuits/Mint Biscuits(Eggless)
Coconut and Pecan Cookies(Eggless)
Vanilla and Chocolate Twin Custard Cookies
Eggless Tutti Frutti Cookies(Eggless)
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Powder granulated sugar as it helps to combine easily with butter .
You can use any custard powder available in your kitchen.
I made a simple fork impression pattern to design cookies. You can use cookie cutter or design as per your wish.
Try to maintain even size cookies . Uneven sized cookies leads to half bake or burn .
You can substitute cornflour/starch for custard powder . Do add colour gel or liquid and flavour to the cookie dough.
Finally , first batch of cookies take more time ( 15 minutes) to bake . Second and third batch takes only 12 to 13 minutes to bake. So have an eye while baking.
And also every oven behaves different, so adjust time and heat according to it.
Vanilla Custard Powder Cookies(Egg-less)
- Electric Hand Beater
- Convection Microwave Oven
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup Vanilla Custard Powder
- 1 cup Butter plus 1 tbsp
- ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 tbsp Milk (if needed)
- Get ready with all the measured ingredients. Sift All purpose flour and Vanilla Custard powder twice. Add Sugar powder to flour and custard powder mixture and keep it aside.
- In a dry bowl add room temperature butter and cream butter well as shown in the picture.
- Add All purpose flour,Vanilla Custard powder and powdered sugar mixture and gently mix to a soft ball consistency.
- Divide cookie dough into equal sized ball and place on a baking tray .
- Using a Fork press slightly to form Fork impression.
- Preheat oven to 180 C and bake for 15 mins or until base and edges turns golden brown in colour. Transfer the cookies on a cooling rack and let it completely cool .
- Yummy crispy Vanilla Custard Powder Cookies/ Biscuit is ready to serve with a hot cuppa of coffee ,tea or milk or can pack for kiddo snack box .
Awesome and very well explained
Thank you so much! Happy Baking????
Hihi, can i replace milk powder with custard powder?
No! custard powder is cornflour, so you can’t alternate with milk powder.
Thanks for the recipe. Is the milk above powdered or liquid?
Can I use oil inserted of butter ..
I haven’t used butter for making this cookie… Still ,you can try with coconut oil and let me know the feedback too!
Can I use icing sugar instead of granulated sugar?
Yes,you can but reduce the quantity and try it.
Awesome finely i got it
Most welcome!Happy Baking????
I made this cookies and it turned out well! Thanks God bless you.
Thanks for trying it! Happy Baking????
How can i make it with without oven???
I’m planning to post NO-Oven bakes in near future! So, do wait for my post.
Thank you and I’m glad you liked it!
Thanks for great recipe, how many cookies does this make?Do you put baked cookies inside a Ziploc bag and store inside fridge for a month.
Thanks much! Yes, I do store in a ziploc bag and refrigerate.
Do you cream the butter it with spatula or with the mixer? Thanks
I use an electric hand beater or a balloon whisk to cream butter.
its wonderful as your other blog posts : D, thankyou for putting up.
Thank you so much!
Can I just use powdered sugar rather then granulated?
I powdered granulated sugar in an electric mixer grinder to a fine powder.
Hi can I make these cookies with wheat flour
Yes, you can! but you cannot achieve the same texture!
Is there no baking powder?
There is no baking powder!
Delicious! An instant family favourite. I’ve converted this recipe for Thermomix x
Very easy to make and a hit with everyone that tried them. Would definitely make them again.
Thank you for trying the recipe and for your lovely feedback! Happy Baking????
Where can you buy custard powder?
You can buy in an any Indian stores or you can try buying in online.
Is the butter salted or unsalted one?
I used unsalted butter. You can use salted butter also.
My cookies ‘melted’ im the oven. I now have a solid cookie mess. Why?!!
Oh, sorry to hear this! Are the measurements perfect?