Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs


Cream puffs are one of those things that you put off making because you think they are going to be a lot of work.  At least, that was me.  I kept perusing different recipes, which are basically all exactly the same, and realized that maybe they really are not that much work.  I decided to take the the plunge and make them for a baby shower I was hosting.  Yup, these are super easy. Easier than making cookies, if you ask me!

Cream Puffs

I made the puffs a week before the shower and froze them.  I’m definitely keeping  a batch of these in my freezer at all times now.  And I can’t wait to play around with the cream inside!  I’m thinking that all they needed was a little chocolate ganache for the top.

Cream Puffs


Cream Puffs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  1. In a medium pot bring to boil the butter and water.
  2. Turn off heat and add flour and vanilla.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a ball and leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Allow dough to cool (you don't want to cook the eggs!).
  5. Stir in eggs, one at a time until completely incorporated.
  6. Drop by the Tablespoon on to cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes (watch them so they don't burn).
  8. For the cream: Use whipped cream, pudding or any combination you like!

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  1. alison says

    Just whipped these up this afternoon and followed the recipe to a T. They came out perfect!!! This recipe delicious.Cannot wait to serve these with dessert Christmas Eve :)

  2. Christine says

    I never knew these would be so simple to make, thank you for sharing the recipe! I was actually wondering if it was ok to add liquid food coloring in order to make the dough pink? Would that have any negative effect on the outcome of the pastries?

  3. says

    I had no idea how simple these could be or that you could freeze them! I think I am going to have to bake a ton one day and then just freeze for snacking :) Do you think you could freeze them with the cream in them or would that not work as well?

    Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dish Tuesday. I am featuring this as my favorite recipe this week!

  4. says

    Mmmmm! I love cream puffs but I always thought they were way too difficult to make! Now I may actually try! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Gettin’ Krafty last week! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got this week!

  5. says

    Oh man do I love cream puffs! I found your link at the party… I was trying to link one up myself but scrolling down you pic stopped me in my tracks. I cannot wait to make these!
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