These really should be called hard boiled egg cookies, as 4 hard boiled egg yolks and 4 whole eggs fortify the dough giving the cookie a rich and cakey texture. Fortifying cookie dough with egg yolks is a trick from our grandma’s days and if no one told you they were in the dough you would not know!
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 sticks of butter, softened
- 4 hard-boiled egg yolks sifted
- 4 whole eggs
- Sanding Sugar
- Prepare egg yolks by crumbling in your hands or cutting to get a crumbly mix.
- Make the dough: Mix sugar, flour, baking powder, hard boil egg yolks, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 whole eggs and vanilla. Makes a stiff dough.
- Chill and set aside: Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for about a ½ hour.
- Roll and bake: Use a small amount of flour on a cutting board to roll out dough with a rolling pin. Cut into favorite shapes.
- Add an egg wash if using sanding sugars to help them stick to the cookies.
- Bake at 350 degrees until the edges are brown (about 12 minutes).