Custard Powder Cookies/biscuits

The South African and British description of biscuits differs from the American biscuits which I would describe as rolls. The biscuits that I refer to is what is cookies (the edible kind) here in America.

These custard powder biscuits are so very delicious, it is hard to stop eating them. It is also very easy to make. These biscuits were also one of my early ventures into baking. I learned this recipe from a book I purchased over 30 years ago that has egg-less recipes, created by Radha Soami Satsang Beas

Here in America I have only found custard powder in the Asian food stores. If you do not find custard powder a good substitute is cornflour. For the color and flavor of custard, use a pinch of yellow food color and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Here is a recipe for Custard Powder Biscuits that I adapted from the original recipe.


  1. ½ cup powdered sugar/icing sugar
  2. ½ cup custard powder
  3. 1½ cup flour
  4. 2 tsps. baking powder
  5. a pinch of salt
  6. 7 oz. soft butter


  1. Sift dry ingredients together
  2. Rub in butter, minus 1 oz.
  3. Knead well. you should get a smooth ball of dough. If it feels dry add the extra ounce of butter
  4. Rub empty butter wrappers or apply a small piece of butter onto a baking tray, large enough to hold about 30 biscuits
  5. Form into small balls. Shape them into almond shapes and lay on baking tray. Leave a small space between biscuits
  6. Press with the back of a fork to create patterns
  7. Bake in a 350° oven for about 8-10 min.
  8. The tips turn a slight pink color. It does bake quickly.
  9. Remove from oven and serve when cool.
Custard Powder Biscuits

Delicious Custard Powder Biscuits

These biscuits may be decorated with icing or the tips dipped in chocolate. But it is delicious just by itself. Those on special diets should adapt ingredients to comply with a particular health condition. If you have problems accessing these products or have any questions at all, email me, Nirmala, at email address.
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