Homemade Custard Creams recipe

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Make 15 Custard Cream biscuits using this simple recipe. A classic crowd-pleaser perfect with a cuppa...

Custard cream biscuits on a plate with a cup of tea
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins plus chilling
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories150 Kcal8%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

Want to try your hand at making homemade Custard Cream biscuits? Follow our simple step-by-step method below.

This Custard Cream recipe is easy to follow and the biscuits only take 15 minutes in the oven so you’ll have a fresh batch in no time. With a light crunch, crumbly texture, and sweet custard flavour, these biscuits are perfect paired with a hot cuppa - be it tea or coffee. The perfect food gift you can make ahead as they can be stored for up to two weeks.


  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 60g golden caster sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 60g custard powder
  • Few drops of vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 2tbsp custard powder
  • Few drops of vanilla extract

You will also need:

  • Biscuit cutter
  • Disposable plastic piping bag




  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour, custard powder and vanilla until combined and smooth. Wrap in cling film. Chill for 15 mins.
  2. Roll out the dough on baking parchment, until 5mm thick. Cut out about twenty-four 3 x 4.5cm rectangles or stamp out biscuits. Re-roll trimmings. Spread out on a couple of parchment-lined baking sheets and chill for 15 mins
  3. Heat the oven to 180°C or Gas Mark 4. Bake the biscuits for 15 mins, until pale golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. To make the filling, cream together the butter, icing sugar, custard powder and vanilla until smooth. Spoon it into the piping bag and snip off the end. Pipe over half the biscuits, then sandwich them together. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Top tips for making homemade Custard Cream biscuits

Make sure you give your biscuit dough plenty of time to chill and follow the method to a tee to make sure you get perfectly cut and stamped biscuits each time.

What is a Custard Cream?

A Custard Cream is a sandwich biscuit filled with a creamy custard flavoured centre. It has a golden appearance and is a very popular biscuit choice in the UK. The custard powder in this biscuit gives it the name and also the flavour.

Lavender Cutters Custard Cream Biscuit Cookie Cutter and Stamp Set - View at Etsy

Lavender Cutters Custard Cream Biscuit Cookie Cutter and Stamp Set - View at Etsy

The perfect Custard Cream stamp if you want to create the authentic British biscuit look. These stamps have been rated highly on Etsy and are super easy to use and clean.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies