Basic Cream Puffs Recipe

The basic cream puffs are fantastic snack that will impress your guests. The cream puffs are a snack that have always been a favorite of kids and people who still have a kid alive in their heart.
Cream puff
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings12
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 All-purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Eggs5 Small

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 136 Calories from Fat 91

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.7%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.2%

Trans Fat 1.1 g

Cholesterol 67 mg

Sodium 63.1 mg2.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.28 g1.1%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 3 g6.1%

Vitamin A 1.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 1% Iron 4.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a saucepan, melt shortening in 1 cup boiling water.
2) Add flour and salt all at once. Keep stirring until mixture forms ball.
3) Now, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is smooth.
4) Take a greased cookie sheet and drop spoonsful of batter on it.
5) Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
6) Decrease heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.
7) Cool the puffs and then fill with desired cream pie filling, whipped cream or ice cream.

8) Serve the cream puffs as snack or dessert to kids.