These rich, slightly cakey egg yolk cookies are just as tasty as any chocolate chip cookies.
Thanks to the wonderful friend, Google, I came across this recipe, and wanted to give it a go. But I did make a few minor changes. They turned out great. Rich, cake-like cookies. Saving this for next time I need to put the extra egg yolks to a good use.
Did I mention it’s super easy to make this recipe? You hardly need any special equipment. I did use my stand mixer, but regular electric hand-mixer will do just fine. Here is step-by-step photos.
Egg Yolk Cookies
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup (200g) sugar
- 2 1/2 cups (310g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- ½ cup (60g) walnuts, pecans, or macadamia nuts optional
- ¼ cup (60g) chocolate chips optional
- Preheat oven 350°F (177°C).
- In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and vanilla extract. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl with paddle attachment, or using an electric hand-held mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add the egg yolk mixture and continue mixing until well combined, scraping down the sides couple times.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Mix just until well combined.
- Add nuts and chocolate chips, if desired.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, form into 1.5-inch balls and place them on baking sheets with plenty of space to spread. Flatten the dough slightly before baking.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are set.