We all know snow cookies, or cookies made from whipped egg whites.
What about the remaining yolks?
Get inspired by our recipes for egg yolk cookies!
You can use them not only for dough, but also for icing or cream.
Which variant will become your favorite?
Simple Yolk Cookies
Easy and tasty cookies that you can make with only four ingredients. Try it out!
- 4 egg yolks
- 150 g of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- Prepare molds, for example, the ones you use for work.
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
- Then pour the batter into the molds, approximately halfway up their height.
- Put in the oven, when the dough “runs out” in the molds, reduce the temperature to 100°C and bake for another 20 minutes.
- After baking, turn out the yolk candy immediately.
Not only is there no need for flour in this egg yolk cookie recipe. Try other recipes for Christmas bread without flour .
Nut cookies with egg yolk glaze
One of the most classic recipes with egg yolks, which must not be missing from your Christmas table.
- 450 g of butter
- 400 g of granulated sugar
- 250 g ground walnuts
- 250 g plain flour
- 6 egg whites
- 6 egg yolks
- 180 g of powdered sugar
- dark chocolate for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 170°C.
- In a mixer, beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
- Lower the mixer speed and add the walnuts.
- Add flour spoon by spoonful and mix.
- In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff.
- Slowly add the snow to the batter and mix carefully.
- Pour the dough into a greased and floured deeper tray or baking dish.
- Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until golden.
- In the meantime, prepare the frosting.
- Mix egg yolks and powdered sugar in a bowl.
- Pour this glaze over the toasted walnut cake immediately after removing it from the oven and smooth it with a spatula.
- Return the tray to the oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes.
- Turn off the oven and leave inside for another 5 minutes until the frosting has set.
- After cooling, decorate with melted dark chocolate and cut into individual pieces.
You can also use walnuts and hazelnuts in the preparation of other Christmas delicacies. Get inspired by our recipes for nutty Christmas pastries .
Christmas balls with yolk cream
One of the popular shapes of sweets are balls, which resemble balls on a Christmas tree. Try this recipe for egg yolk cream balls!
- 75 g of butter
- 100 g plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 110 ml of water
- 280 ml of milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 60 g of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
- 30 g plain flour
- 1 can of caramel condensed milk
- 200 g of brown sugar
- 60 ml of milk
- 75 g of butter
- 75 g of flour
- 8 g of coffee beans
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a tray with baking paper.
- Bring the water and butter to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add the flour and immediately whisk it into the water with a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth mass. Remove the pot from the heat and continue whisking until the mixture cools slightly.
- Add the eggs and beat each one thoroughly into the mixture.
- Set aside and let cool slightly.
- Transfer the dough to a piping bag and press balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until they rise, then reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for another 20 minutes until golden. Adjust the baking time to the size of your balls.
- For the filling, bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan.
- In a bowl, beat the egg yolks, powdered sugar and instant coffee until fluffy.
- Add the flour to the egg mixture and whisk again until well combined.
- Pour the warm milk over the egg mixture and whisk well to combine.
- Return the mixture to the saucepan and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until thickened.
- Strain the cream through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to cool, then put the mixture in the fridge for an hour.
- Whisk the caramel condensed milk into the cold cream and put it back in the fridge.
- For the topping, dissolve the sugar, milk, butter and flour in a saucepan, mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, then stir well.
- The frosting should have the consistency of honey.
- Then fill the baked cookies with the cream and then decorate it with the icing.
You can use not only egg yolks for Christmas cookies, but of course also egg whites. Get inspired by our recipes for fluffy snow cookies .
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Glued candy from egg yolks
One of the variants of the popular Linz candy with a unique preparation method!
- 3 egg yolks
- 150 g plain flour
- 50 g of powdered sugar
- 100 g of potato starch
- 150 g of butter
- 1 bag of vanillin
- rind from one organic lemon
- marmalade of your choice
- First, boil 3 eggs, after cooking, peel them and remove the yolks.
- Crush the egg yolks finely and mix with sugar, flour, butter and lemon peel.
- Work into a dough.
- Wrap the resulting dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use cutters to cut out the desired shapes on the bottom and top of the glued yolk candy.
- Place on a tray with baking paper and bake in an oven preheated to 170°C for approximately 15 minutes until golden.
- After baking, let the yolk cookies cool well on the baking sheet.
- After it has cooled, cover with marmalade and, if necessary, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Try other Linz sweets too! With cocoa, nuts or in dia form!
Delicate Christmas cookies with egg yolks
A delicious and very simple cookie that everyone will love right away! You can visually make it special by using a patterned roller.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- zest of one lemon
- Beat the butter with the sugar to a creamy consistency.
- Gradually add the egg yolks and beat until fluffy.
- Add the zest and mix.
- Gradually add sifted flour with baking powder.
- Work into a soft, non-sticky dough.
- Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Roll out the cooled dough to a thickness of half a centimeter.
- Cut the yolk candy out of the dough using cookie cutters.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
The best egg yolk cream for cookies
Yolk cream is not only great for cakes, but it also makes your Christmas pastries very lively.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup + 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Combine the milk and a quarter cup of sugar in a saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat.
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, cornstarch, and one-third cup of the sugar.
- Once the milk starts to boil, carefully pour half of the hot milk into the egg mixture, stirring constantly.
- Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens.
- Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Pour into a bowl and cover with cling film. The foil must touch the top of the cream so that a film does not form on it.
- Allow the cream to cool completely in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before use.
You can also fill Christmas pastries with other types of creams. Try our various candy creams ! Butter, almond, coconut or vanilla!
The secret hidden in the yolk
When baking, either a whole egg or just the yolk is most often used in the dough. Although it was long thought that eggs were not very healthy, mainly because of their cholesterol content, it turned out that this is not entirely true. It is the yolk that contains a relatively large amount of health-promoting substances.
What exactly can we find in the yolk? It is a mixture of proteins, lipids, lecithin, vitamins and minerals. Of the minerals, it is particularly rich in phosphorus, zinc, calcium and potassium. It contains all vitamins, except vitamin C. The color of the yolk is influenced by the amount of beta-carotene, the more it contains, the more pronounced yellow color it has.
What is the easiest way to separate the yolk and white?
There are many ways to separate the egg yolk and white if necessary. Perfect separation is especially important for egg whites, when even a small piece of yolk can seriously spoil the quality of the whipped snow. The best known and most used is to knock the egg against the sharp edge of a cup or sink, or with a knife, and then separate it. The egg white into the cup and the yolk remains in the shell.
In addition, you can use a little trick with a PET bottle to separate the yolk and the white. Simply knock the whole egg into a bowl. Then place a clean PET bottle neck on the yolk, press lightly and the pressure will draw the yolk inside