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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Baking Custard Cookies

I promised a friend I would get her some homemade cookies from the local bazaar, but ended up not going. I dislike going back on my word, and felt obliged to make up for it. There was nothing left to do, but to quickly whip up a batch of cookies myself. My grandmother used to make the most delicious old-fashioned custard cookies, and they are still a firm favourite with the whole family. In today's blog I show you how to make these cookies in no time at all.

Measure 300 g (300 ml) butter and 1 cup (250 ml) sugar in a mixing bowl.

Cream the butter and sugar together and then add a teaspoon (5 ml) of vanilla. Mix.

Sift the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Add 3 1/2 cups (875 ml) cake flour, 2 cups (500 ml) custard powder, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder and a pinch (2 ml) salt.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix with a spatula or spoon.

Coat a large baking tray with non-stick coating.

Roll the dough into small balls and space them on the baking tray.

Press down with the teeth of a fork to give them their familiar grooves.

Preheat the oven to 200 °C and bake for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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