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Simple and Easy Cream Puffs


  • Yield: 24 - 30 cream puffs, depending on how big you make them

Description

Don’t be afraid to make Cream Puffs!  These little treats are so easy to make and taste as good, if not better than store bought ones.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs

Fillings:

  • After they have cooled completely you can put the filling of your choice.
  • For these I just forced a tip and piped in whipped cream. Then I froze ours because we love the cream puffs at Costco that you eat slightly frozen.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.
  3. Add the butter to the water and stir until it is melted.
  4. Add the flour and salt all at once to the water mix.
  5. Stir until a ball is formed.
  6. Remove from heat, and add 1 egg. Beat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the remaining eggs 1 at a time, and beat after each addition.
  8. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Drop the dough on to a cookie sheet 1 of 2 ways:

  1. You can drop with a spoon OR put the dough into a ziplock bag, snip the corner off, and pipe the dough on to the cookie sheet. This is the method I chose!
  2. Use a heaping tbsp for each puff. (See picture below.) Make sure they are about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven. Start checking them around 20 minutes. Mine took 30 minutes.

Notes

There are so many possibilities for delicious fillings! Vanilla Cream, Custard, Coconut Cream, Lemon Cream, Chocolate Cream, Strawberry Cream. So many possibilities!