Canary Creams from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Canary Creams

Canary Creams are an invention of Fred and George's for their wizard joke shop. Make your own at home with a shortbread cookie and filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Keyword cookies, custard, Harry Potter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 214kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup custard powder substitute cornstarch if needed
  • 12 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp milk
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring



  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • Add the powdered sugar and cream for about 3 minutes
  • Mix in the vanilla extract
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, custard powder (or cornstarch), and baking soda
  • Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture until a dough forms
  • Lightly flour a clean working surface and roll the dough out to 1/2" thickness
  • Use a biscuit cutter or cookie cutters to make cookies
  • Continue to make shapes by rolling the dough out multiple times as needed until all of the dough is used
  • Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, until they start to get brown
  • Transfer to a cooling rack


  • While cookies cool, cream the butter with a mixer
  • Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and yellow food coloring
  • Add the milk, as needed, if the filling is too thick

Prepare Canary Creams

  • Put the filling in a piping bag and pipe onto half of the cookies
  • Top the cream with the remaining half of the cookies to form sandwiches


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg