My boyfriend found these on a website and asked me to make them. I was a little apprehensive as I love custard creams, but noticed these didn’t have a filling and I can be funny about custard, but they are very nice indeed! They taste like custard creams, but without the filling!
You will need:
> 2-3 baking trays, lined
> Various cookie cutters
> Rolling pin
Makes about 40
Recipe from Biltong Direct
> 250g butter
> 175g caster sugar
> 2tsp vanilla extract
> 325g plain flour + extra for dusting
> 2tsp baking powder
> 6tbsp custard powder (I used Birds Instant Custard Powder)
> Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line the baking trays. Have your cookie cutters ready, I chose these ones 🙂
> I love my cupcake one! 😛 Anyway, place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and mix again briefly
> In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and custard powder together.
> Add in the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms, it’s quite a soft dough.
> Flour the work surface and turn the dough out.
> Flour the rolling pin and then roll out to about 1/2cm thick. Cut your shapes out and place them on the baking trays, repeat the rolling and cutting process until you’ve used all the dough.
> Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.
> Will keep in an airtight container for a good few weeks 🙂