Egg Yolk Butter Cookies

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Egg Yolk Butter Cookies

EGG YOLK BUTTER COOKIES

By Amy // Posted Nov 30, 2020 // Category Cookies

My Egg Yolk Butter Cookies are perfect for using leftover egg yolks. The week that I was making pavlovas, I had a lot of egg yolks leftover and that’s what inspired me to make them. 

Here’s my Summer Pavlova Recipe.

They’re like shortbread cookies, still buttery but softer and lighter. Perfect with your afternoon tea with some tea or coffee.

The cookies have a traditional feel to them. They’re like what you’d find in an old recipe book or what your grandparents would serve you when you visit.

I made them plain but you can definitely customise it to your liking.

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tips

Egg Yolk Butter Cookies on a baking tray

1. Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature

When making cookies, room temperature ingredients will mix better and will aerate better. Also, the cooking time can change depending on the temperature of the ingredients.

2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy

Creaming the butter and sugar helps produce a lighter texture and evenly distributes the sugar in the batter. You’ll see that the colour starts to change to a pale yellow and the volume of the batter will change. This can take a few minutes. Be patient and make sure your butter is at room temperature. 

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3. Customise to your liking

These cookies can be topped with sugar. After you make them into balls, put some sugar on the bottom of a glass and then press down on the cookies to top with sugar.

If you don’t want to add sugar, you can top with some nuts instead. 

Are you a fan of chocolate? Dip it into some chocolate after you have baked them. There’s so much variation to this recipe.

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Yields18 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

 1 cup butter, at room temperature (227 gr)
 ¾ cup white sugar (150gr)
 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups plain flour, sifted (240 gr)
 ¼ tsp fine salt

1

Preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F) and place baking paper on two baking trays.

2

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar using an hand mixer or a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the yolks one by one and mix well between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat well.

3

Add the dry ingredients. Sift, then gently fold in the flour and salt. Stop folding as soon the mixture comes together.

4

Shape the dough into golf ball sized balls. Place the balls apart from each other to allow for spreading. Slightly flatten the balls using the bottom of a glass.

5

Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Makes 18 cookies. Store in a airtight container at room temperature and consume within a week.

Ingredients

 1 cup butter, at room temperature (227 gr)
 ¾ cup white sugar (150gr)
 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups plain flour, sifted (240 gr)
 ¼ tsp fine salt

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F) and place baking paper on two baking trays.

2

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar using an hand mixer or a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the yolks one by one and mix well between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat well.

3

Add the dry ingredients. Sift, then gently fold in the flour and salt. Stop folding as soon the mixture comes together.

4

Shape the dough into golf ball sized balls. Place the balls apart from each other to allow for spreading. Slightly flatten the balls using the bottom of a glass.

5

Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Makes 18 cookies. Store in a airtight container at room temperature and consume within a week.

Egg Yolk Butter Cookies
Nutrition Facts

Servings 18


Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.9g17%
Saturated Fat 6.7g34%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 20mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugars 8.4g
Protein 1.8g4%

Calcium 8%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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