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Custard Cookies Recipe, Eggless Custard Cookies

by | Oct 6, 2015 | 91 comments

Indian melt in your mouth Custard Cookies #cookies #christmas #meltinyourmouth

Recipe for Eggless Custard Powder Cookies. These are yummy Karachi bakery style biscuits.

These cookies are melt in your mouth eggless cookies. This is another bakery favorite just like Indian Tea shop Butter Biscuits. People who love cookies are the best people. Cookies are the best bite sized comfort food. So lets indulge in some yummy melt in your mouth eggless custard cookies. These resemble Karachi Bakery style cookies. See related post here.

First things first. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

Then, we need to cream the butter. Its very important that the butter be absolutely at room temperature for this recipe. Beat the butter and vanilla with a wooden spatula until soft. The butter should be really really soft. Its the key for the texture of this recipe.

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Take a bowl and add in the rest of the ingredients namely icing sugar, store bought plain vanilla custard powder and flour. Mix with wooden spatula until combined.

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Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter and mix well. Once its combined, add the rest and mix well.

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Knead gentlyΒ with hands to form a smooth dough.

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Make uniform balls (about 1 inch balls) out of the dough. Line on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press the balls on top with a fork to mark those traditional lines.

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Bake for 18-20 minutes.

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Cool the cookies on the sheet. Store in an airtight container for upto 3 days.

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Eggless Custard Cookies

Recipe for Eggless Custard Powder Cookies. These are yummy Karachi bakery style biscuits.

  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 40 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 150 grams unsalted butter (*at room temperature)
  • 150 grams All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 75 grams icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 75 grams plain vanilla custard powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Cream the butter and vanilla with a wooden spatula until soft.
  3. Take a bowl and add in the rest of the ingredients namely icing sugar, store bought plain vanilla custard powder and flour. Mix with wooden spatula until combined.
  4. Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter and mix well. Once its combined, add the rest and mix well.
  5. Knead gently with hands to form a smooth dough.
  6. Make uniform balls (about 1 inch balls) out of the dough. Line on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press the balls on top with a fork to mark lines.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Cool the cookies on the sheet. Store in an airtight container for upto 3 days.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: Indian

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91 Comments

  1. Sharlene

    Great Recipe. For gluten free I exchanged All Purpose Flour for 150 g macadamia flour and 150 g corn flour. They spread quite a bit so I am thinking of trying a vegan option with margarine. (I made the 2 X recipe and was able to make the whole dough with a hand beater which is a bonus for a quick home recipe.






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  2. Shweta

    My 11 year old daughter and me loved baking these cookies. It’s so simple, she makes it herself sometimes. We just added 1/2 tsp baking powder to the maida to make them a little airy.

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  3. Priya Prabu

    Akka can powdered sugar be instead of icing sugar?

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      yes. you can. make sure to powder and sieve.

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  4. Savita Dsouza

    The cookies turned out well but it left a slight powdery feeling on the tongue why would that be

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  5. Kavitha RB

    Ms Suguna, I must say the cookies turned out super! The recipe was so simple too. Thanks much…

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thanks so much Kavitha. Glad you liked the custard cookies.

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  6. Obrien Dsouza

    Madam,
    I have with me Gluten free flour, how can I use this Gluten free flour instead of 150 grams All purpose flour (Maida) as stated in your recipe. It would be of great help as I am gluten intolerant

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      I have never tried this recipe with gluten free flour. But since its a cookie, I think it will work.

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  7. Suji

    Perfect every single time.. being using this recipe since it was uploaded. Very versatile to play around with flavours. I have made mango, butterscotch, rose milk and many other flavours. Definitely should be treasured. Thank you.






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  8. Suganya Ponnusamy

    This is my first ever cookie I made! And trust me! It’s such a simple keeper recipe! I’m going to save this treasure recipe forever. I made it with mango flavored custard powder. And still the taste was like a typical Indian butter biscuit. Soft and yet crispy. Just melts in mouth. Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe. I’m a fan of all your recipes. Most of your recipes are made at our home on a daily basis. So I can easily relate to your blog and the cute stories behind each recipe!

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  9. Honey

    Delicious and fine textured cookies ! Amazing and loved making them! So easy and no leavening agents makes them crave for moreπŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ‘

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  10. MBK

    I tried your recipe yesterday.. It turned out yumm.. Crisp, buttery.. My family enjoyed it a lot.. Thanks






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  11. Reva

    Hi,
    I have tried this yesterday. Cookie got melted and it didn’t stick to the shape.but the taste was good.
    Any suggestions …

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  12. Aruna

    Mam I miss new to use oven., may I know the preheating time… It ll help me in further recipes too.,

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  13. Vaishnavi Prabakar

    Hey Kannamma!

    Easy Peesy recipe! Made’em..Loved’em!!!!! I wanted to make something to satisfy my dessert craving post dinner. Had all the ingredients at home and quickly made them. The buttery aroma was so inviting that my Mom gobbled up 6 of them ,while they were still on the cooling rack. Had to save some for my Dad, who had no trouble in finishing off another 6 of them by himself.

    PS: Initially I was a tad bit worried when I read that they stay good for only upto 3 days. Now I am wondering if they will even last 3 days πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›






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  14. Smita Belekar

    Hi Suguna!
    Tried these cookies and it was awesome πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»Taste colour everything πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»






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  15. Anjali

    Hi suguna! These cookies look fab. Just one query before I try is no raising agent I.e baking soda or powder required at all?

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Leavening is not required in this recipe.

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  16. Pavithra

    Can I use powdered sugar instead of icing sugar?

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Yes. you can. Make sure they are powdered fine.

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  17. Priya

    Hii,
    Would love to try this recipe .. can u please tell the measurements in cups

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  18. Sujitha Sekar

    What a yummy cookie.. it just melts in the mouth. I used mango custard instead.. my daughter loved it and she kept eating.. all thanks to you. πŸ™πŸΌ

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  19. San Kan

    Hello Mam,

    I’m craving for the Kara Biscuits from Iyengar’s Bakery. Have you tried making them. Please post the recipe. Missing Indian bakery treats. Thank you for sharing recipes.

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thank you. Will try posting one soon!

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  20. Deepti

    Hi,
    Would love to try this recipe .. can u please tell the measurements in cups ?






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  21. maria.K

    hi,
    this will be my sunday treat so pl tell me if I can use powerded sugar
    in place of confectioners sugar minus the cornflour?
    If not pl be kind enough to explain – as I understand cornflour should be added in
    the icing sugar mix so the confusion. Thnks

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  22. Shanti

    Hi suguna,
    I tried these cookies yesterday…they came out really well. My husband liked them very much. Cookies were melting in the mouth. Thanks for lovely recipe






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  23. Josy

    Hello, can I substitute butter with margarine? I can’t wait to try this recipe!






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  24. Pradeepa

    Hi mam,

    Can we use coco powder instead custard !? Just for chocolate lovers..if so what could be the amount of coco?

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  25. Pradeepa

    Hi mam,

    Can we use coco powder instead custard !? Just for chocolate lovers..

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      You can remove some of the maida and in that place you can try cocoa. I have not tried personally but it will work.

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      • Pradeepa

        Hi mam,
        As we all have..I too love preparing food for my loved ones. I made this for my family and packed it to India for this vacation. That was a super hit in my family. Their thanks and wishes to you which I wanted to convey for sure. And I’m just reading your reply else would have tried with coco and reviewed that as well πŸ™‚ thank you mam.. You deserve soo much of love.






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        • Suguna Vinodh

          Thank you Pradeepa! Your comments mean a lot to me. Glad you liked it. Happy Cooking!

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  26. KrithikaRamesh

    Hi Suguna Mam,
    This custard cookies is my first try from your blog and it became super hit in my home… All those credits goes to you.. Thank u so my for this wonderful recipe.. Lots of love to you…






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  27. Lakshithram

    Is there any alternative to silicon sheet ?? Can I use butter paper ??

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      • Lakshith Ram

        Can I just bake it directly without any sheet or paper ?? Just the baking tray only ??

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        • Suguna Vinodh

          The cookies might stick if the parchment is not used.

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  28. Mahak sharma

    Hi, can i use amul salted butter

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      salted butter makes the cookies very salty. Try unsalted butter.

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  29. Madhulika

    Hi Kanamma,
    This recipe looks very yummy! I want to try making this…I had a question though…Is there no requirement of baking soda or baking powder for this recipe? Will the cookies rise and be good enough without them? TIA.

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      You are right. No leavening in this recipe. try and let us know if you like it!

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  30. Noreen Solomon

    Kannamma, the cookies came out beautifully. Soft yet brittle and melting in the mouth. The amount of sugar was just perfect. You made my first attempt at baking cookies a success. Thankeee.






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  31. Meera

    Hello,
    I made these and they were great!
    But mine were a cracking a little when I pressed on the cookie stamper and also more naan-khatai family than cookie. Any ideas why that could have happened?
    All ingredients were properly measured with a scale.

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    • Meera

      Yup.
      Once they cooled, they were better so don’t bother now. I’m making them again today. They were so tasty!

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  32. Uma

    Hi…I tried these cookies today and they were divine..tasted yummy and my lil one was asking for more.. But my cookies started spreading out while baking and the final output was thin crust cookies..did not resemble yours though I used exact measurements. Can you please tell me where I would have gone wrong.Thank you!!!






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    • Uma

      Yes I used a cooking scale..I had the same problem with tea kadai biscuit recipe too..but the taste is good.

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      • Suguna Vinodh

        That is strange Uma. May be try to calibrate your oven temperature. May be there is a difference.

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    • Uma

      Sure will try a lower temperature and try another batch. Thanks for the quick response!!!

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  33. Lilian

    Just tried these and they are awesome. This is going to be a recipe that I am going to use very often.






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thank you so much. Really glad that you liked it.

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  34. Steffi

    Dear Sugana akka,
    I tried these cookies and they came out excellent.My husband complimented them by saying that they taste much better than any store bought cookies.
    THANK YOU very very much..?

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thats a really nice thing to say Steffi. really happy that you guys enjoyed the cookies.

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  35. Steffi

    Dear Suguna akka,
    Could you pl out down the measure in cups?
    I am thrilled to try these.

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      sorry. I dont have measurements in cups for this recipe.

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  36. ei

    Hi, I was wondering if you could put up the measurements in cups, as I do not own a kitchen scale?

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  37. Valli. Vengataram

    Thank you Suguna for your reply. Sure will help. I’ll try observing the exact time it takes, next when I bake.
    When I bake bigger quantities can I bake in two racks, interchanging the trays midcycle?

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  38. Valli. Vengataram

    Hello Suguna,
    Tried these cookies. They tasted yum. Thank you fr the recipe without baking powder.
    I need a clarification from you please. I have a Murphy Richards 60 RCSS OTG. When baking do I have to use both top and bottom rods heated or only bottom. The manuals says only bottom. When baking cookies I find the centre is soft and not crisp even after cooling. I have been struggling fr quite sometime with this. Need your help.






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Hi Valli, Each and every oven is different and you may need to calibrate it. Usually for baking, use only the bottom rods. If an oven takes 15 minutes to bake, the same recipe in a different oven may take + or – 2 to 3 minutes and that’s perfectly fine. Just time your oven next time so you know exactly how many minutes it takes. So then you will be able to adjust the timings accordingly. Hope this helps.

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  39. Subashini

    Hi suguna,
    I tried this cookies.. came out excellent.. melting in mouth.
    Thank you soooo much. My 3 yrs old girl loved this..






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      So nice that your little one loves it. Thanks for writing in.

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  40. Preethi RA

    Hello Suguna, I tried this recipe and also your tea kadai butter biscuits and diamond biscuits. They came out so well and my friends and family especially my little boy loved it. Words are not enough to express my thanks. I am now really motivated so much into more baking. Please keep up the good work. Appreciate your effort!! They are stupendous!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚






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  41. Subashini

    Hi Suguna..Thank u for the cookies.. want to try it.. Instead of icing sugar can we use regular sugar..

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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Regular sugar will stay as granules and not melt during baking.

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  42. SANGEETHA

    Perfect cookies..had a thought about softness as there is no baking powder or soda..but it came out so nice and just melted in mouth. Thanks for a recipe.






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  43. kavitha

    Hi, i am using otg give me the tips how to bake cakes ,because when i am making a cake it is becoming sticky inside.

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  44. Annalyn Hart

    Hi…. I’m living in Bangalore.. Please could you tell me where you get your baking supplies from.. I’m looking for parchment paper as well… love your recipes and want to try them out soon.. Thank you






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      Hi Annalyn, You can check out Food Hall, MG Road. You will get everything there.

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  45. andal

    Dear sugu sis., …..vanakkam. My hearty new year and pongal wishes.
    Made eggless custard cookies…my first baked goodies. Truly a beginner s recipe.
    lessons learnt No.1-the balls made out of dough MUST be of uniform size and shapes. I missed out in this aspect. Some cookies turned brown.
    No.2- eyes on the oven. These cookies are so delicate that it just turned brown in seconds.
    Thank you so much for such easy recipes. Making cookies is a cake walk….you made it possible deary.pl pl keep going.






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    • Suguna Vinodh

      That’s so nice Andal. Venturing into baking. Thats so super. welcome to the club.

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  46. andal

    Hi sugu sis.,
    I am new to baking. What’s d difference between baking soda and baking powder? Their role in baking? Can we substitute wheat flour to maida for cookies.?

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