Prep Time
20 Mins
Other Time
45 Mins
Yield
Makes about 2 dozen

These small cream puffs are surprisingly easy to make. Use a 1-inch scoop coated with cooking spray to drop dough onto baking sheet. Store cooled, unfilled puffs in an airtight container up to 2 days.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Stir together flour and sugar.

Step 2

Bring butter and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Immediately remove from heat, and quickly stir in flour mixture all at once. Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth and leaves sides of pan, forming a ball of dough. Gradually add eggs, beating until mixture is smooth and glossy.

Step 3

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Remove from oven to a wire rack. Pierce 1 side of each cream puff with a knife to allow steam to escape. Cool completely on baking sheet (about 20 minutes).

Step 5

Cut each cream puff in half horizontally. Dollop coffee ice cream onto bottom halves; top with remaining halves. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Drizzle with hot fudge topping just before serving.

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