Oh my gosh, I love cream puffs!  Do you?  This is a recipe I've had and used for years.  I hope you enjoy these as much as we do here!  While you're at it you might as well dip some strawberries and pretzels in chocolate!  Yummy! 

Cream Puff Recipe

Cream Puffs


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Cream Filling Recipe *see below

I made these in a miniature muffin tin


Preheat Oven 400 degrees F

  • Heat water and butter to rolling boil.
  • Stir in flour, stirring over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Beat in eggs, all at one time; continue beating until smooth.
  • Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  • Cool completely away from any drafts.
  • Cut off tops, pull any filaments of soft dough. You may also pipe the cream into the puffs.
  • Carefully fill puffs with the filling of your choice.
  • Replace tops and dust lightly with confectioner's sugar.
  • Refrigerate until serving time.
Makes 12 regular or 24 miniature cream puffs

Baked to golden brown and cooling

Cream Filling Recipe


  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sifted powdered confectioner's sugar
  • 3 cups fresh sliced strawberries Optional
  • Chocolate melted to drizzle Optional


  • Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.
  • Optional: Fold three-fourths of sliced strawberries into cream *if you are making regular cream puffs.  *Set aside for miniature cream puffs.
  • Arrange remaining strawberries on top.
  • Replace the tops back on the cream puffs
  • Dust with powered sugar if desired.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops if you wish

Ready to serve!

Another Recipe Option for Cream Filling 


  • Jello Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding Pie Filling Small Size
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Confectioner's sugar Optional
  • Chocolate for melting and drizzling Optional


  • Whisk together 2 minutes
  • Store in refrigerator until chilled and set
  • Pipe pudding into cream puffs or cut tops off and fill
  • Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


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  1. Dolly, what a brilliant idea to do a series of inspirational cooking for beginners. I definitely will benefit a lot from these. Thank you so much for sharing your talent to others too:)

    1. Hey Annie!
      Great to hear from you always! Oh, you make me blush and smile! Thank you!

  2. What a wonderful and generous idea and some terrific help for beginners that like cooking and baking.
    Thank you for sharing it with us, I love to do new things.
    Happy Valentine's my friend.

    1. Hi Fabby!
      My, it's wonderful to hear from you!  Thank you too for such nice compliments.
      Happy Valentine's Day my beautiful friend!

  3. OMG I just pinned this for later. I would love to make these today but I have to run out to get Cool Whip! I wish I would have seen this before today. Would make a wonderful Valentines Treat.

    1. You are so sweet!  Thanks! Have a great day!


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