Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Vanilla Custard Kisses

Vanilla Custard Kisses

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From the kitchen of Sarah Maley

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12 minutes
Tags: Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


125g unsalted butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1/3 cup custard powder
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup self-rising flour
40g unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon milk


  1. Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl until mixture is light and creamy.

  2. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. add vanilla, beat until combined.

  3. Transfer mixture to large mixing bowl. using a metal spoon, fold in sifted custard powder and flours.

  4. Stir until ingredients are just combined and the mixture is almost smooth. press mixture together with fingertips to form a soft dough.

  5. Roll 1 level teaspoon of mixture at a time in balls.

  6. Arrange on prepared trays about 5 cm apart; flatten lightly with base of a glass to 2.5 cm rounds.

  7. Bake 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden.

To make vanilla cream:

  1. Beat butter and essence in small bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add sugar and milk gradually; stir until well combined and mixture is smooth.

  2. Stand biscuits on trays 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire to cool. .

  3. Spread half the biscuits with filling and sandwich together with remaining biscuits.


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