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Custard powder cookies recipe | recipe without egg and butter

by Jeyashris Kitchen
CUSTARD POWDER COOKIES
When Varsha told me to bake some cookies for Teacher’s day celebration at her school, I was searching for some eggless cookies and my google search ends when i saw these eggless Vanilla custard powder cookies in Sowmya’s blog. I like her baking recipes a lot. I loved the recipe as it is doesn’t have butter too. For me taking out the butter before hand and handling them in the measuring cup is a lazy job!!. This recipe has used oil and they turned out totally awesome. No where i could find the oil taste in the cookie.
The place where I did the mistake was i over baked the first batch , though she mentioned in the recipe not to do that, and i got many of them burnt. But the second batch i took out in the right time and they really melted in the mouth.Click here for the original recipe. She used whole wheat flour too but i used only All purpose flour.
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custard powder cookies


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INGREDIENTS:(YIELDS 40- 45 COOKIES)

MAIDA | ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 2 CUPS
CUSTARD POWDER 1/2 CUP
BAKING POWDER 3/4 TSP
BAKING SODA 1/2 TSP
SUGAR 1 CUP
OIL 1 CUP
VANILLA ESSENCE 1 TSP

custard powder COOKIES
METHOD:

  • Combine the flour, custard powder(i used Vanilla flavor) baking soda and baking powder.
  • If you want for even mixing just sieve them together.

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  • Combine the sugar and oil and mix this till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • I wanted to make it easy and  put them both in a mixer and whipped for a minute.
  • Slowly add this to the dry ingredients(flour mixture) and combine well.
  • Make it into a smooth dough.
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  • Pinch small portion of your dough. Make it into a smooth ball and flatten it. I just made lines with fork which is just optional.

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  • Line the baking tray with Parchment paper(butter paper)
  • Place the cookies slightly away from each other. Mine slightly expanded while baking. Bake it for 10 minutes at 170 degree C.
  • Take out from the oven and cool them in a wire rack.
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  • These are the first batch of my cookies which are slightly over baked.
  • The cookies were soft when u take out from the oven. Once completely cooled they will become firm and crispy.
  • Though these cookies were made with oil, they just melted in the mouth.

custard powder cookies
NOTE:

  • Never over bake the cookies. Take out them when they are soft.
  • If the dough is stiff while kneading add a tblsp of cold milk or water to make it a smooth dough.
  • Chocolate chips or tutti fruity can be garnished on the top before baking the cookies.
  • I used Vanilla custard powder, and i love to try this again with butter scotch flavor too.

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58 comments

Veena Theagarajan September 6, 2012 - 1:22 am

Jey, Super recipe.. without egg and butter.. I have same feeling towards using butter.. This is bookmarked for me to try

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Farah Saleem azeez September 6, 2012 - 1:25 am

looks super delish! cant wait to make em!
were the cookies soft or crispy??

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admin September 6, 2012 - 1:42 am

Farah,
They were super crunchy but were soft when i took it out, but after completely cooled they were super yum and crispy

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Anu September 6, 2012 - 1:36 am

Looks super soft and and yum cookies

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Prathibha September 6, 2012 - 2:01 am

Love the color of these cookies bcoz of custard powder..yumm

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Premalatha Aravindhan September 6, 2012 - 2:57 am

delicious cookies,well baked…

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Hamaree Rasoi September 6, 2012 - 3:04 am

Must be super crispy..I bet her schoolmates enjoyed these cookies very much..

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Akila September 6, 2012 - 3:09 am

These were very simple and easy… Will try this weekend…

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Reshmi Mahesh September 6, 2012 - 3:19 am

Crispy delicious looking cookies…yumm..

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sowmya's creative saga September 6, 2012 - 3:22 am

Thanks for trying this out jeyashri..tehy look so pretty with the stripes you made on them..I had tried out with strawberry flavoured custard powder..now I want to do with the other flavours too..

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Chitra September 6, 2012 - 3:23 am

very nice. bookmarked..will try for sure 🙂

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Shabitha Karthikeyan September 6, 2012 - 4:33 am

Love these cute cookies !

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Nivedhanams Sowmya September 6, 2012 - 5:24 am

Looks so tempting!!! Yummy!!!

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Nagalakshmi V September 6, 2012 - 5:35 am

wow no butter too! love it

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lata raja September 6, 2012 - 5:38 am

Great treat for the little girl and her friends! Very nicely doe. And yes we tend to burn a few because these cookies do not brown while baking and we assume they are under-baked.
You have baked them beautifully.

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Divya Pramil September 6, 2012 - 6:18 am

Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear 🙂 And nice to hear its a no butter version!! btw the cookies looks cute too..Hope varsha had a good time munching these with her friends 🙂

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LG September 6, 2012 - 7:36 am

nummy nummy! I must say in my 2yr olds language.

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj September 6, 2012 - 7:44 am

wow great cookies… i too prefer mostly butterless version… i love it very much.. this weekend i goin to try this jeyashri… hope varsha baby enjoyed well with her friends…

n jeyashri for cookies we have to pre-heat the oven or not?
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Sathya Sankar September 6, 2012 - 7:59 am

Wonderful cookies, looks beautiful!

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Priya September 6, 2012 - 8:05 am

Butterless cookies, came out extremely irresistible, cant wait to try them too.

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RENU September 6, 2012 - 8:54 am

hi jeyashree
i will make them..somehow i have tried some cookies but always over baked them…n they became hard…so will try…n ask if i have any doubts.

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Vimitha Anand September 6, 2012 - 9:28 am

Bookmarking this dear… Crunchy n yummy cookies…

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சிநேகிதி September 6, 2012 - 9:31 am

delicious cookies.., Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais : http://en-iniyaillam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/party-snacks-event-announcement.html

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srikars kitchen September 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

wow.. great cookies…

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Laavanya September 6, 2012 - 1:42 pm

They look so pretty and cute… Will try this for some of my friends who don't eat egg.

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Shama Nagarajan September 6, 2012 - 4:57 pm

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divya September 6, 2012 - 9:48 pm

looks yummy and delicious…

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Home Cooked Oriya Food September 6, 2012 - 10:30 pm

delicious…

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Ramya September 7, 2012 - 6:32 am

That looks lovely jeyashiri! i never tried baking cookies with oil.Cute clicks!

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Sudha Sabarish September 7, 2012 - 11:39 am

Superb cookies.Feel like munching now itself.

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PT September 7, 2012 - 3:26 pm

crunchy and munchy.. like the color of cookies..

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radha September 7, 2012 - 6:57 pm

These do look nice and melting in the mouth kind of cookies. I am sure the teachers enjoyed them

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Sangeetha September 7, 2012 - 10:27 pm

melt in mouth cookies, looks so delicious n tempting,well made n loved this eggless n butter cookies…bookmarked!!

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Julie September 7, 2012 - 10:55 pm

Yummy & crisp delicious cookies,lovely!!
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The Roasted Root September 8, 2012 - 1:36 pm

I have never seen custard powder and now I'm very intrigued! Next trip to the grocery store, I'm going to seek it out so that I can try your cookie recipe and also a new-to-me ingredient. Your cookies look fun and delicious!

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Ramya Bala September 8, 2012 - 2:00 pm

I have a recipe in my diary for a long time jey… ur cookies are again tempting me to try..they look fabulous 🙂

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S&S September 9, 2012 - 6:26 am

Hello Jeyashri, I made these cookies and it came out very well. Thanks for sharing.

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anuradha September 11, 2012 - 6:33 am

hai jeyashri..this came out very well and very easy to prepare…thanks

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Abarna September 16, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Hi jeyashri, I made these cookies and they came good. I have a doubt. After 10 mins how does it look? They look like they are still uncooked. Is there any way to check? thanks.

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admin September 16, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Hi abarna,
After 10 minutes the cookies will look uncooked and soft only. But allow it to cool completely, they will become hard and crispy. But the cooking time varies from oven to oven. But on the safer side to avoid overcooking of the cookies, take it out after 10 minutes and allow it to cool, after that if you still feel it it is very soft then bake for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Any other queries feel free to ask

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Lyaaasss February 7, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Hey ya !
Ur recipe have been worked out by me ! Its pretty good but i cant gt it crispy

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admin February 7, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Thanksfor trying out. Just increase the baking time for 2-4 mins, i hope u get it crisp

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Apurva Tripathi August 31, 2013 - 8:46 am

hi i want to make about 10-12 cookies so can u tell how much flour, other ingredients should i use?

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jeyashri suresh September 1, 2013 - 10:28 am

You half the recipe to make 20 cookies. You can't resist eating these cookies.

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Minakshi September 13, 2013 - 3:55 am

I tried this. They looked same as shown in your photos but were not crispy at all. What could be the reason?

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jeyashri suresh September 13, 2013 - 8:00 am

The reason may be u have taken this out a bit early. No problem, just bake this for another 5 minutes. After cooling down it will be crispy

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Pranjalee Desai October 29, 2013 - 9:21 pm

hey…the measuring cups fo Flour and oil are usually different..so do we use the same cup as flour for Oil too?

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jeyashri suresh October 30, 2013 - 6:23 am

THey are same only

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Mridu Baasri December 5, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Hi again. Tried the cookies for the second time and they came out well. I baked in the microwave convection mode. Took only about 8 minutes.they came out well.wanted to ask you if we could substitute custard powder with chocolate powder and still get the same result?

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jeyashri suresh December 9, 2013 - 2:24 pm

I haven't tried replacing with cocoa powder. I think you can give it a try

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Mridu Baasri December 7, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Another query maam, does your one cup measure, 200 ml or 240 ml?in a recipe how do we know which cup is the cook using? I just got to know that American cups measure 240 mlore where as Indian cups 200.which one do you refer in your recipes?

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jeyashri suresh December 9, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Thanks for the message. My 1 cup holds a liquid measure of 200 ml. Generally we can refer tot he side bar where normally the chefs will give . But even though it won't make much difference. I have tried so many baking recipes from other blog where they have used 240 ml cup size. Need any query message me. thanks

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rehnaz razvi March 6, 2014 - 9:14 pm

hey they turned out the same as i put in the oven 🙁 and tasted same as dough..wht do i do now??? i preheated it for 170 and baked for 10 min as u said..plz help me out

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jeyashri suresh March 10, 2014 - 2:45 am

I am cluless as to what had happened? Baking time varies from oven to oven. So please try baking for a longer time .

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Deepa Arul May 8, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Hi jeyashri, thanks for this lovely recipe…i actually try lot of recipes from your blog. First time I tried to make cookies and it came out so well. My son just loved it. It got over just within a day. Thanks once again.

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Dafney Joshua March 14, 2016 - 5:06 am

hello!!
am gonna try this today, i just want to know, for how many seconds we should preheat the oven, before baking ?

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jeyashri suresh March 14, 2016 - 2:43 pm

You can preheat the oven for 5 minutes

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