Bready or Not: Custard/Pudding Powder Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog, Bready or Not, chocolate, cookies | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Custard/Pudding Powder Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Canada Day! Celebrate with some luscious chocolate chip cookies that have custard powder or pudding powder right in the dough.

Custard Choc Chip Cookies

See, I have a container of Bird’s Custard Powder sitting in my pantry that I want to use up. This stuff is great for Nanaimo Bars (a very appropriate recipe for Canada Day) but I wanted to use it for something less labor intensive.

Custard Choc Chip Cookies

Custard powder isn’t common in the States. It’s very much a Canadian/British thing. When I read up on Nanaimo Bar recipes ages ago, a lot of them said that regular Jell-O pudding powder could be used as a substitution for the custard layer. I got to thinking… I have made a number of cookie recipes that use pudding mix powder. Why not try it with custard powder instead?

Custard Choc Chip Cookies

I did. They turned out AMAZING. These pictures you see here were done without chilling the dough, which is what I usually do to create thicker cookies. It’s not necessary here, though the dough can still be chilled or frozen for later, if needed.

Custard Choc Chip Cookies

So, what does custard powder or pudding powder do?
– embodies cookies with a richer vanilla flavor
– makes thicker, more cakey result (like corn starch in the dough, but with the flavor oomph)
– seems to keep them fresh longer, too

Whatever your nationality, whatever your powder of choice, give these a try. Live deliciously.

Bready or Not: Custard/Pudding Powder Chocolate Chip Cookies

Custard powder or pudding powder in the dough creates a vanilla-rich cookie that will make your taste buds sing. A Bready or Not Original.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, cookies
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons custard powder or instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 11 ounces chocolate chips or peanut butter chips or a mix, one bag

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla extract.
  • In another bowl, stir together the flour, custard powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly blend the dry ingredients with the butter mix. Add the chocolate chips.
  • Use a tablespoon scoop to place dough onto a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
  • OM NOM NOM!

Custard Choc Chip Cookies