Eggless Almond and Custard powder cookies

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These cookies were inspired by Fauzia M Afif’s custard cookies. I initially thought of going the same way but by the time I pinged my hubby saying I’m planning on making them he was like- “just custard cookies ” and here I would sincerely like to mention that when it comes to his regular food my hubby prefers the simplest the best. But give him snacks, midnight munchies or dessert (which he is not so fond of) he is nowhere near simple. So I thought of adding almond essence and then garnishing with finely chopped almond with a hope that it might click. I kept my fingers crossed till he was back from work, served it with tea, and was actually relived to get the nod from him. This might not be the perfect version but it is quick , delicious and sure is a hit. Did I forget to mention in the whole drama that these are egg less? Well I used milk to bind the flour so the cooking time stretched a bit extra but the texture is almost same.

Preparation time- 10 minutes

Cooking time- 20 minutes


Custard powder- ½ cup

All purpose flour- 2 cups

Butter- 250gm

Castor sugar- ½ cup

Almond essence- ½ tsp

Finely chopped almonds – ½ cup

Milk – ½ cup

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Mix custard powder and flour in a bowl. Cream sugar and butter along with almond essence in a separate bowl, once the sugar is incorporated mix the flour mixture. Work on the dough by adding tsp of milk to bring the dough together. Wrap it in cling film and refrigerate it for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare the baking tray. You can use baking sheet / parchment paper or grease it with simple butter and sprinkle flour on it. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and using a cookie cutter cut as per desired shape. Place it on the tray, sprinkle the almond on top of the cookies and seal it off by brushing some milk carefully on the top and the edges (this gives the golden brown color). Bake for 20-25 minutes.


5 thoughts on “Eggless Almond and Custard powder cookies

  1. earthriderjudyberman July 13, 2014 at 6:43 am Reply

    Almond Custard cookies and tea … a perfect combination. Sounds delicious.


  2. Chhapan Bhog August 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Cookies looks super awesome… 🙂


  3. Old Things R New August 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm Reply

    These sound great. Is custard powder what we in the US would call pudding mix?


    • richa0112 August 17, 2014 at 8:01 am Reply

      I think pudding mix is different from custard powder. As it is a bit dense as compared to custard powder the quantity might differ if u use it instead if custard powder. I believe custard powder is available in US by bird’s in tin packing 😊


  4. 24/7 in France June 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm Reply

    Merci for following 24/7 in France, author of “Solitary Desire-One Woman’s Journey to France”- video & wishing you a bon weekend!


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