Fish Finger Cookies and Custard


How to make Fish Finger Cookies and Custard from Doctor Who |

Name: Fish Finger Cookies and Custard

Inspired by: Doctor Who

Secret Ingredient: Graham cracker crumbs

"Carrots...are you insane? Hang on, I know what I need. Fish fingers and custard!" - The Eleventh Doctor

Chef's Note

These may look like fish fingers, but they're delicious cookies in disguise. The original recipe for fish finger cookies comes from Darla's blog.


Making the Fish Fingers

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 whole graham cracker sheets
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix or homemade custard (see below)


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the large bowl, and mix until a nice dough forms.
  5. In another bowl, crush the graham cracker sheets into crumbs.
  6. Roll out about 1-2 tablespoons of dough in your hands at a time and shape into a 3-inch "fish finger".
  7. Roll each cookie in the graham cracker crumbs until well-coated.
  8. Lay the completed cookies on a prepared baking pan.
  9. Cover the pan and chill (about 35 minutes).
  10. While waiting, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C).
  11. Place the chilled pan in the oven and bake (about 20 minutes).
  12. Make the "custard" by following the instructions on the instant vanilla pudding mix package or below.
  13. Allow cookies to cool completely before serving with custard.

Making the Custard

You will need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  2. Fill a pot with water and warm on the stove until hot but not boiling.
  3. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture into ungreased custard cups (oven-safe coffee cups may work for this step).
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Place the cups on a baking pan.
  7. Pour heated water into the pan until the depth is about halfway up the sides of the cups.
  8. Bake until the custard has set, and a knife inserted into the custard comes out clean (about 1 hour).

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