1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
After they have cooled completely you can put the filling of your choice.
For these I just forced a tip and piped in whipped cream. Then I froze ours because we love the cream puffs at Costco that you eat slightly frozen.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add the butter to the water and stir until it is melted.
Add the flour and salt all at once to the water mix.
Stir until a ball is formed.
Remove from heat, and add 1 egg. Beat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining eggs 1 at a time, and beat after each addition.
Let stand for 10 minutes.
Drop the dough on to a cookie sheet 1 of 2 ways:
You can drop with a spoon OR put the dough into a ziplock bag, snip the corner off, and pipe the dough on to the cookie sheet. This is the method I chose!
Use a heaping tbsp for each puff. (See picture below.) Make sure they are about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven. Start checking them around 20 minutes. Mine took 30 minutes.