Custard and white chocolate biscuits

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Custard & white chocolate biscuits

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 minutes + 15 minutes baking

Serves: Makes 18 biscuits


175g caster sugar
140g butter
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
225g self raising flour
85g custard powder
85g white chocolate, chopped into small chunks


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My favourite biscuit is a classic custard cream and these are a delicious take on that, with the yummy (in my opinion) addition of white chocolate chunks. I use a well loved recipe I cut out from a copy of Good Food magazine years ago.

These custard and white chocolate biscuits are easy for kids and are a great way of getting you and your toddler’s hands a bit messy as you form the biscuits into balls by hand rather than using any cutters.


Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan and prepare your baking trays.

Get your toddler to put baking paper down on 2-3 baking sheets. I find these biscuits spread a bit in the oven so the more space you have to spread them out the better.

Mix the sugar and butter

Get your child to help measure out the sugar (175g) into a bowl, and add to a stand mixer or large mixing bowl.


Measure the butter (140g) and chop into a few small pieces before adding to the bowl. It’s easier to mix if you use slightly softened butter (leave it out the fridge for a while before you use it or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds). In addition, the softer the butter the easier it is for your toddler to practice their cutting with a blunt knife – one of Lewis’ favourite things to do!

Mix together until the butter and sugar looks light and fluffy. 

Add the egg and vanilla extract

Get your toddler to crack the egg into a separate bowl before adding it, along with the vanilla (1/2 tsp), into the sugar/butter mixture. If you are doing this yourself or your child is a bit older you can add the egg straight in – I find it’s easier to fish out stray shell from a separate bowl if any makes it in when the kids crack eggs!

Sieve in the flour and custard

Weigh out the flour (225g) and custard powder (85g) then add to your mixture. You can use a sieve here if you want, although if your little one is anything like mine it might just add to your mess! If you don’t want the extra mess, just add the flour and custard powder straight in without sieving it – the biscuits will still be delicious!

Pulse your mixture together (ie mix it slowly and not too much) until it comes together into a bit of a dough.

Add the chocolate

Chop the chocolate (85g) into small chunks then get your toddler to add it into your biscuit dough. Stir them in with a spoon or by hand.

Form the biscuits

You and your toddler can do this bit together: grab little bits of your biscuit dough and roll them into balls. They are supposed to be about the size of a walnut but I think ours always end up a little bit bigger … It doesn’t really matter, as long as they are all roughly the same size and you keep an eye on the oven when they’re baking.

Place them on the baking sheets, a little apart as they’ll spread in the oven. Press each biscuit down lightly with your fingers so they end up slightly squashed balls.


Bake your custard and  white chocolate biscuits

Bake for 12-15 minutes until they are lightly golden. If yours have ended up a little uneven in size, like ours tend to, just keep an eye on them in the oven and move your baking sheets around if you have to.

Remove your custard and white chocolate biscuits from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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5 thoughts on “Custard and white chocolate biscuits

  1. These are so nice and simple and looking delicious! Perfect rainy (or sunny lol) day bake with the kids! My youngest who just started school last week would go bananas for these. Will have to make them as our little after school or weekend baking session. Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂

  2. These sound so good Helen! One of my favourite biscuits is a custard cream, and I can just imagine how good these must be with the whicte chocolate chips! Serious Yum! I love seeing your little ones helping out baking – they’ll be appearing on Junior Bake Off before we know it 🙂 Thankyou for sharing with #BakingCrumbs,
    Angela x

    1. Thanks. I used to make these all the time so it was nice to revisit them. I don’t think I’ll leave it so long next time!

  3. I am definitely going to give these a try with the mouse! She loves a bit of midweek baking and we have no plans tomorrow!
    Thanks for sharing with #CoolMumClub

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