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Easy 20 Minute Cream Puff Recipe

A very quick and easy mini cream puff with real whipped cream you can make with little baking skills in just 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream puffs, puff pastry, whipped cream
Servings: 20 cream puffs
Calories: 223cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers


  • 1 Cookie Cutter I used snowflake shapes, but you can use whatever shape you want.
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 conventional oven
  • 1 Electric Hand or Stand Mixer


Puff Pastry

  • 17.3 oz Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets 1 box

Real Whipped Cream Filling

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectionery sugar


Puff Pastry Shell

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out slightly thawed and pliable puff pastry dough.
    17.3 oz Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets
  • Carefully cut out the puff pastry shapes and place them on a large baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper.
  • Once all puff pastry shapes are cut out, re-roll the dough and cut out more if needed.
  • Place in oven on center rack. Bake 10-12 mins
  • Remove from oven. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Using a bread knife, carefully slice the puff pastry in half.

Real Whipped Cream Pastry Filling

  • Combine the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and confectioners sugar into a large bowl.
    1 pint heavy whipping cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup confectionery sugar
  • Using a mixer, beat on high until peaks form and remain steady.
  • Add the filling to a pastry bag and pipe into each snowflake. You can also use a spoon if you don't have a pastry bag.


Use chilled puff pastry dough and cut it on a floured surface. 
When mixing the whipped cream filling, use a chilled bowl and cold cream. 
Keep the whipped cream filling chilled when it's not in use. 
Nutritional facts are for informational purposes only and may vary. 


Serving: 1cream puff | Calories: 223cal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg