Egg Yolk Cookies

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I bake a lot of macarons and other meringue-based desserts. And every time I have many egg yolks left. Do you have the same problem? I want to share a simple recipe for Egg Yolk Cookies. I made these cookies for my Christmas sweets boxes, and they were a big hit. 

stock of cookies.

Ingredients note

  • egg yolk
  • unsalted butter 
  • powdered sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • vanilla bean paste
  • orange zest from one orange 
  • pinch of salt 
  • granulated sugar for décor

How to make this recipe

Cut unsalted butter into small pieces. 

In the bowl mix all-purpose flour and unsalted butter. Add sifted powdered sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, a pinch of salt, and vanilla bean paste. 

Tip from Marina: you can use vanilla extract instead of vanilla bean paste. 

Mix in the stand mixer with the paddle attachment until well incorporated. Separate dough into 2-3 parts. 

Each part of the shape into a log (salami-looking) and covered with granulated sugar. Wrap tightly into plastic wrap. Twist ends of plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours (or overnight).

When you are ready to bake egg yolk cookies, slice each log into 1/3-inch pieces and put into the freezer for 15 min. 

Preheat oven to 350oF. Bake at 350oF for 16-18 minutes. 

Tip from Marina: I used a Silikomart Air mat to bake these cookies.

Cool cookies on the baking mat for 10-15 minutes then move on the cooling rock. 

Recipe FAQs

How to store cookies?

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. Usually, these cookies disappear so fast. 

Can I freeze cookies?

Freeze Egg Yolk cookies in an airtight container for a few months.

cookies in the box.

If you make these Egg Yolk Cookies, please tag me on social media and make sure to leave a rating down below. I would love to see your creations!

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egg yolk cookies

Egg Yolk Cookies

Marina
Simple recipe on how to make delicious Egg Yolk Cookies. They are so tasty and will be a great addition to any box of cookies.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 249 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 baking tray

Ingredients
  

  • 4 egg yolk
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter 453 gr
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 360 gr
  • orange zest form one orange
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar for decor

Instructions
 

  • Cut unsalted butter into small pieces. 
  • In the bowl mix all-purpose flour and unsalted butter. 
  • Add sifted powdered sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, a pinch of salt, and vanilla bean paste. 
  • Mix with the paddle attachment until well incorporated. 
  • Separate dough into 2-3 parts. 
  • Each part of dough shape into log (salami looking) and cover with granulated sugar. Wrap tightly into plastic wrap. Twist ends of plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours (or overnight). 
  • Slice each log into 1/3-inch pieces and put into the freezer for 15 min. 
  • Preheat oven to 350oF.
  • Bake at 350oF for 16-18 minutes. 
  • Cool cookies on the baking mat for 10-15 minutes then move on the cooling rock. 

Notes

Get all ingredients and tools ready before baking. 
Do not overbake cookies. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 514IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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