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Simple and Easy Cream Puffs


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


  • 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.


    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.
  1. 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.