Custard Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 cookies (approximately)

These cookies are so easy to make and keep well for up to a week. You can shape them like regular cookies or use cookie cutters to form them into different shapes.


  • 125 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 40 g 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting the baked cookies
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 40 g 1/3 cup custard powder
  • 100 g 2/3 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the custard powder and flour and stir with a spoon until combined.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to slightly flatten the dough balls.
  4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet and dust with more powdered sugar.


Recipe source: A Spoonful of Sugar

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