Crème Brûlée Cookies

So this might be a little controversial but I don’t love crème brûlée. The first time I tried it my was hopes were extremely high because I’m always seeing expensive restaurants have them…..but then I tried it and it was just kind of average. That’s where the idea of these came from, I wanted to make crème brûlée a little more exciting!

Crème Brûlée Cookies

Crème Brûlée Cookies


  • for the custard:
  • 460ml whole milk

  • 80g granulated sugar

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 30g corn flour

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 30g unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • for the cookies:
  • 110g unsalted butter

  • 100g brown sugar

  • 100g granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 230g plain flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  • custard:
  • start by putting all the ingredients into a pot, except the butter and vanilla. whisk all of this together
  • place this pot over low heat, you want to cook this until the custard thickens. it's important that you don't walk away during this, make sure to keep stirring otherwise the eggs will cook
  • once the custard has thickened, take it off the heat and add the butter and vanilla. stir until the butter has melted and the custard is smooth
  • at this point, it there are any lump you can push it through a sieve, if not just add the custard into a bowl, cover with cling film (making sure the cling film is touching the custard) and leave in the fridge to cool
  • cookies:
  • melt the butter then pour this into a large bowl
  • add both sugars and vanilla into the butter and whisk
  • add in the egg and whisk until smooth
  • in a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. add this into the larger bowl and fold everything together until a dough forms
  • create balls of cookie dough which are 100g each, i like to use a large ice cream to do this
  • place these cookie dough balls onto a tray and leave them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  • at this point pre-heat your oven too 190c/375
  • once they have chilled, add them onto a large baking paper lined tray, leaving enough room between each of them so they can spread
  • bake them around 20 minutes
  • to put everything together:
  • once the cookies are cooled and the custard is completely cool, you can put them together
  • pipe the custard onto cookies, you can also just use a spoon to put it on
  • get some granulated sugar and spread an even layer of it on top of the custard
  • now just use a blow torch to brûlée the sugar, leave them for a few minutes so the custard can set and then enjoy!


  • if you don't have a blow torch, you can also just put the cookies onto a tray and put them under your grill. just make sure not to leave it under there for too long because the custard will start to melt.
  • once the sugar has been brûlée'd, the sugar will start to melt if you leave it for a while. so if you want to store these cookies, i would recommend only adding the custard and sugar on to them before you're about to eat them.

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  1. Naira
    July 20, 2022 / 3:03 am

    Hello Ash! I noticed a mistake in your recipe in step 1 and 3. In step 1 it said to add all ingredients except butter and SALT, but in step 3 you said now add the butter and VANILLA. I’m not sure what you meant, but I just wanted to let you know!
    Lots of happiness!

    • July 20, 2022 / 7:27 am

      Ahh thank you thank you, I meant to say except the butter and vanilla. I’ve changed that now!!

    • Christine
      July 31, 2022 / 2:47 am

      Made these tonight and they came out delicious 😋.
      Thanks for the easy to follow recipe!