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!
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.
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 4 eggs
In a medium pot bring to boil the butter and water.
Turn off heat and add flour and vanilla.
Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a ball and leaves the sides of the pan.
Allow dough to cool (you don't want to cook the eggs!).
Stir in eggs, one at a time until completely incorporated.
Drop by the Tablespoon on to cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes (watch them so they don't burn).
For the cream: Use whipped cream, pudding or any combination you like!
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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 🙂
Aren’t they so much fun to make?! Great idea to make them for Christmas Eve. Have a merry Christmas and thanks for letting me know you made them!
Update.They were a hit for Christmas Eve! Not one left over on the platter.Definitely going to be a go to recipe from here forward.
I’m so glad! I should have thought to make them for Christmas. Great idea!
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?
Hi Christine – I think it would be fine. I used cherry juice in chocolate cream puffs and the filling turned out great!
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!
Hmmm. I think that you probably could freeze them – I know I’ve seen frozen cream puffs in the store before. I’m not sure, though, if the store bought ones contain some kind of stabilizing chemicals in the cream. But hey, make a batch and freeze a few to see how they come out, you know, in the name of sciences and all! 🙂
Yes, in the name if sciences 🙂
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!
Wow, these look amazing! Cream puffs are something I’m terrified of…now I MUST try! Visiting from New Recipe Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by! They really ARE easy!!
Katie Drane says
I’m so glad that I found you on the All Star Block Party! These look DELICIOUS and your pics are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks, Katie! 🙂
You make these puffs sound so easy to make! I will be pinning this to try soon Camille! Thanks for linking this recipe up at my party this week 🙂 I will be sharing this on my Facebook page too ♥
I love cream puffs! I have never made them before and I really want to try this recipe. Yum!
They are so much FUN!
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!
That happens to me all the time. I end up spending way more time on the linky than I planned to! 🙂
Ok, this recipe could definitely get me into trouble! LOL They look absolutely delicious, but like you, I’m nervous to try! I pinned it for when i get up the nerve! lol
They are SO easy!! Promise! And fun, to boot. I think I need to make some with chocolate pudding this time around! Thanks for stopping by.
I love cream puffs and yours look so perfect. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
Thanks for the awesome linky! One of my favorites!