Custard & white chocolate biscuits

Custard & white chocolate biscuits

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(103 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 12 mins - 15 mins


Makes about 25
A chocolate chip cookie and custard cream in one - super-simple and they'll keep in the biscuit tin for a fortnight

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal132
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.2g


  • 140g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 85g custard powder
  • 85g white chocolate, chopped into small chunks
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

    why-t chok-lit

    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 2-3 baking sheets with baking parchment. Put the butter and sugar in a food processor and whizz until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix well. Sift together the flour and custard powder, then tip into the bowl and pulse to mix into a dough. Scrape out the food processor and work the chocolate in by hand.

  2. Roll the dough into balls a little smaller than a walnut, then place on the baking sheets, a little apart to allow for spreading. Press each biscuit down lightly with your fingers.

  3. Bake for 12-15 mins until lightly golden. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

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10th Jul, 2020
Made these biscuits tonight. They are nice enough with a cup of tea however I have only gave 3 stars, firstly because I thought they were a bit too sweet and secondly, I couldn't taste the custard. If I do decide to make them again I will alter the sugar to have less and also the custard to have more.
31st Dec, 2018
Lovely recipe for some creative biscuits, I added more custard powder than suggested though as the first time I made them I didn’t think they were custardey enough!
8th May, 2018
Forgot to add, I ended up making 42 cookies of regular size.
8th May, 2018
Made these with electric beater. Reduced sugar to 165gm. The dough was like a cake batter so had to add 1/2 cup more of flour. Dough was then soft just like gulab jamun dough (Pakistani dessert). Didn't flatten the balls as they spread anyway while baking. Taste was custardy sugar cookies. The chocolate burnt a bit at the bottom in some cookies at Gas mark 4 and 11 mins baking time. Kids loved them.
6th Mar, 2018
I made these at the last minute before hosting some friends. I didn’t have any white choc, so used dark chocolate chips and after reading the reviews, I cut the sugar down a bit and upped the custard powder. Also forgot about the vanilla. I made 24 from the amount of mixture. Thought that they were ok, but will use more chocolate next time.
13th Nov, 2016
Delicious! The recipe is perfect! Will be making a few more times for sure!
28th Jun, 2016
So easy to make! Made a few times now and they go down a treat every time! Recipe is just right! Try them! Your family and friends will love them!!
14th May, 2016
i've made these probably nigh on over a hundred times for many yrs. know how to make them off by heart now. they're lush. my family love them. they work every time and are a true delight and we're fussy! ;-) sometimes i swap the white choc chips for fudge chips and thats a nice alternative too. but one thing i must add to this comment is i ALWAYS use the 100g pack of chips, never a mere 50g. when i tried that first time it was sparse. :-(
11th Apr, 2016
Delicious and easy. I made 29 from this mixture and they are a decent size. I didn't want to buy a whole tin of custard powder (my family love ready made custard so I wouldn't use the rest of the tin) so I bought a packet of instant custard and substituted that mixed with the flour, this worked well. I will definitely make these again.
melilondon's picture
11th Feb, 2016
Also, make sure you leave enough space between the biscuits, as they will spread out during cooking :-)


6th Jul, 2017
I don't have any custard powder would it be possible to use real custard instead somehow?
11th Jul, 2020
Not sure but I don't think that would work as the dough would become too wet.
goodfoodteam's picture
11th Jul, 2017
Thanks for your question. No, we wouldn't recommend using real custard as it will totally change the consistency.
28th Jun, 2016
Put the mixture in the fridge or freezer for a short while before you start to roll into balls. This makes the mixture easier to handle when you're rolling it.
melilondon's picture
11th Feb, 2016
I used white 2 x 100grs of white chocolate chips, and it gave this nice gooey texture!! You can also make giant biscuits, which can be a nice dessert with an ice cream scoop :-)
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