SAM 1892 Edited Eggscellent: Egg Yolk Cookies

It is so hot outside you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.  Well, maybe not, but I ate fried deviled eggs from the Roaming Fork food truck for lunch.  After the egg bagels, I was still in the mood for egg…something.  French toast?  No.  Quiche?  No.  Custard?  Most definitely not.

Egg cookies?  Now we are are talking.  I adapted my recipe from an egg yolk cookie recipe on  I also found some interesting recipes using hard boiled eggs at Baking Bites and Cookie Madness.

The first recipe I tried resulted in cookies with sunken middles.  “Too much baking soda,” I thought.  I tried again, increasing the flour by a mere 1/4 cup, and the result was lovely, puffy cookies.

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The sunken cookies tasted just as good, but since they were ugly, I camouflaged their flaws with cream cheese icing.  I used vanilla extract to flavor my icing, though lemon extract would be a perfect substitution for the lemony tasting cookies.  Enjoy!

SAM 1927 Edited Eggscellent: Egg Yolk Cookies

SAM 1934 Edited Eggscellent: Egg Yolk Cookies

Egg Yolk Cookies
  • Cookies
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¾ cup sugar, plus additional for rolling
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Whisk together the flour and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest and juice until well incorporated.
  5. Form a tablespoon of dough into a ball, roll in sugar and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. If the dough begins to soften, refrigerate until firm enough to form into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
  7. When cool, top with cream cheese icing if desired.
  8. Beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth.
  9. Add the vanilla or flavor extract of choice.

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