Delicious bikkie recipe everyone will love! Can easily be made gluten free by substituting for gluten free ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 125g butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 25g butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange rind finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons custard powder


  1. Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together flour, custard powder and baking powder and gradually stir into the creamed butter mixture, mixing well. Roll even teaspoons of the mixture into balls and place on lightly greased oven trays.
  3. Flatten balls slightly with fingertips then use a fork to mark a pattern on top.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 10 mins or until lightly browned around the edges.
  5. Stand biscuits on trays for 5 mins then transfer to wire rack to cool. Sandwich together with a little custard cream.
  6. For the custard cream, beat butter, rind and vanilla in a bowl with wooden spoon until creamy.
  7. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar and custard powder, and continue beating until mixture is light and fluffy.

  • I better get to shopping they look so good I love these


  • I hope these are better then the Arnott ones. I prefer home made but Arnott are pretty good


  • I made these and put some food colouring in the ingredients and made blue, red and yellow ones


  • Love custard creams and these look easy to make.


  • Remember making this at school in cooking class. Have not thought of these in so many years.


  • My type of biscuit ! Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.


  • These look amazing! I’ll be adding this to my ‘to bake’ list


  • Custard creams are lovely with a cups,thanks!


  • They’ve got the perfect colour. Great work, Ellen!!


  • oh I love these – thank you for sharing the recipe so I can make them at home!


  • Love Custard Creams and these look deliciously soft and crumbly!


  • Homemade biscuits are always my favourite type of biscuits and custard creams are oh so delicious. Thanks for your recipe for custard creams – they do look so scrumptious and inviting!

    • Also; I love giving these biscuits as gifts. These biscuits always looks so good wrapped in cellophane and tied with coloured ribbon.


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