Friday, February 11, 2011

Custard Cookies

This cookie sure have a strange look.  Evy called it snake skin cookie.  LOL!  This was resulted from my experiment in the kitchen.  I was surprised that the cookie turned out like this too.  If you try this recipe of mine, let me know if yours turn out looking like this too, okay?  Because I am curious!  Look aside, this cookie is crisp and melt in the mouth with the fragrant of custard powder.  Actually tasted very good.  This is the last of my CNY cookies for this year.  了!

Yields about 80 cookies.


(A), sifted
  • 2/3 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup custard powder (you can buy it at World Market)

  • 10 Tbsp. butter (141g), soften
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles or red jelly or dried cranberries, cut


1.  In a bowl, use an electric beater and cream together butter and sugar.  Add in yolk and beat together.  Add in vanilla extract and cream together.

2.  Add in sifted (A) and use your hand to mix it into a dough.

3.  You can press it with a cookie press or roll it flat and use a cookie cutter to cut into shape.

4.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet.  Place a decorative red jelly or sprinkle on top.

5.  Bake in preheated 350'F oven for 14-15 minutes.  Cool on wire rack and store in air-tight container.


daphne said...

hhee, that's when they say looks are deceiving!! It actually looks rather adorable.. and i like how u used custard powder. didnt know it can be used to make cookies too.

Quay Po Cooks said...

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Those cookies looks delicious!

Roxan said...

Thanks for the note on where to get the custard powder! I would never have known to go to World Market. I Really want to make these cookies, they sound so delicious. I'll even put the cute sprinkle in the middle, just like you. Thank you for the recipe.

Belinda @zomppa said...

I think the texture makes it look totally unique and inviting. Whatever you did, do it again!

Meaderiote said...

I love those custard cookies, yours turn out whiter than mine when I used to bake them way back when. Mine were a little more custardy colored. And no I did not add coloring. I always placed a small piece of red cherry and piped it out like a small flower??? Do you remember those in MY? I will try them here and let you know if they turn out with the interesting print. Looks cool you know.

Unknown said...

lols the texture does remind me of snake skin...the albino kind heheheh

Kay @ Chopstix2Steaknives said...

they look pretty and I'm sold at melt in your mouth custard! =)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Daphne, custard powder has many uses, for kuih-muih, for cookies, for dessert, probably for cake too.

Thanks QuayPo. :)

You're welcome Roxan, yes do try because it's really yummy. :)

Thanks Belinda. I sure will, just not this soon. :)

Googly, perhaps my custard powder is not very yellow? Yeah I do remember those flower cookies, just that I don't have a good cookie press here.

Hehe Rita.

Thanks Kay.

Home Cooking said...

i think those cookies r adorable ching, u baked a lot of cookies, good on u ching ^_^

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

Pretty little cookies! The texture is definitely interesting :) I have not even baked much for CNY this year..hehe

Unknown said...

Those look great. I can't seem to find custard powder anyway. :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

Joy, you can get it at World Market.