Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits
Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits, is the recipe you have to have. When we take this little biscuit to any occasion, ours is the first plate to be emptied. Melt in your mouth and finished with a custard buttercream, OMG

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits are ridiculously easy to make, moreish, dainty, quick to whip up, and literally melt in your mouth. They’re a shortbread biscuit  joined with a delicious custard buttercream a recipe that’s been around for years, and one that our Mum, Noela would regularly make.

In fact, we think almost everyone’s grandmother would have had a recipe as they’re a sentimental, and still popular biscuit in Australia. 

ingredients on a concrete slab to make Orange custard kiss biscuits

Easy to make

While they’re cooking make up the custard buttercream filling by simply mixing some butter and icing sugar together till combined.

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits can be whipped up with basic pantry ingredients (well, we did have to go and buy the custard powder) in minutes and they’re very economical.

First up you cream the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy (important).

glass bowl with a electric hand beater resting on its side with a butter and sugar creamed mixture for Orange custard kiss biscuits
be sure to beat the butter, orange zest and icing sugar until it is smooth and pale in colour

Next, sift the flour and custard powder over the creamed sugar and butter and mix until the ingredients are just combined – it’s important not to overbeat at this stage.

Roll small balls of the dough and place them on your baking paper lined baking sheet – we actually weighed each ball so our biscuits were identical.

a glass bowl with the finished mixture of Orange custard kiss biscuits
don’t over mix the orange custard kiss biscuit dough, beat only until the mixture has come together as shown

Use the back of a fork dipped in water to gently press the balls of dough leaving a shallow impression of the fork and bake for 50 – 60 minutes, till they’re cooked through and retain the original creamy colour.

Once the biscuits are cooled sandwich the biscuits together with some buttercream and they’re good to go. Very, very easy. Very, very tasty

back baking tray with paper lining and covered in evenly sized balls of Orange custard kiss biscuits
try to keep the balls of dough even by weighing or scooping with a teaspoon etc to ensure the biscuits are roughly the same size

Recipe tips

  • make sure you cream the butter and sugar really well
  • when you add the flour and custard powder just beat it until it combines – it’s important not to over mix once these ingredients are combined – see photo above
  • roll the dough into very small balls even weighing each ball which will ensure you end up with same size biscuits to neatly sandwich them together
  • make sure your oven isn’t too hot which will cause the biscuits to crack
  •  turn your tray around halfway through cooking for even colour
  • when you sandwich the biscuits together ensure the fork marks are running the same way, it won’t matter one dot if they’re not but the presentation is nicer.
pressing with a fork to make a pattern on Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits
if you dip the fork into water occasionally the water prevents the biscuits from sticking to the fork

How to store orange custard kiss biscuits

Our Mum always kept her orange custard kiss biscuits in a covered container in the fridge, but you can keep them in a cool place for 4-5 days. Our biscuits rarely lasted that long, with five kids constantly at the fridge!

What’s the difference between orange custard kiss biscuits and melting moments

Basically there’s not much difference at all. Custard kiss biscuits and melting moments are very similar in taste and texture, but custard kisses are made using custard powder rather than cornflour (cornstarch) and in this instance, we’ve added the orange rind.

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits on an airing rack with a piping bag filling a biscuit
match biscuits of a similar size together and press the biscuits together gently to prevent squeezing the custard buttercream out

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Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits
Yield: 25

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

These melt in the mouth little shortbreads are sandwiched with a delicious buttercream filling. They're super easy to make and everyone loves them.



  • 170 gms soft butter (6oz)
  • 60 gms icing sugar (2.2oz)
  • zest of 1 medium orange
  • 170 gms self raising flour (6oz)
  • 60 gms custard powder (2.2oz)

Orange Custard Butter Cream

  • 100 gm unsalted butter (3 1/2oz)
  • 120 gm icing sugar (4 1/4oz)
  • 40 gm custard powder (1 1/2oz)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Biscuits - preheated oven 110c (230f)

  1. cream the butter, icing sugar and orange zest until smooth and pale
  2. sift the custard powder and flour into the creamed butter mixture
  3. now mix until combined and the mixture has come together - see photo above
  4. roll into even sized balls and place onto a baking paper lined tray, with a gap between 2.5cm (1in) - see notes
  5. bake for around 1 hour - the biscuits should be pale and cooked through
  6. once cooked leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack
  7. pipe or spread the filling on one half and sandwich together
  8. enjoy!

Orange Butter Cream

  1. in a small bowl beat the butter, custard powder, icing sugar and vanilla till the mixture is smooth and creamy


for special occasions when you want the biscuits to be perfectly even weigh each ball, the biscuits pictured weighed 8gm (1/4 oz)

alternatively, you can use a small scoop or a teaspoon if you don't feel like weighing the biscuits and winning the baking prize at the cake show

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 102Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 19mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.

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  1. You have left out theamount of orange zest in the recipe .

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Samme, thanks for pointing out the omission of the zest, we have updated the recipe to, the zest of 1 medium orange. Thanks again, would love to hear what you think of them if you make them. Jo and Jen

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