April 22, 2019

Easter Cookies with Hard Boiled Eggs


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
  • hard-boiled egg yolks sifted
  • whole eggs
  • Sanding Sugar


  1. Prepare egg yolks by crumbling in your hands or cutting to get a crumbly mix.
  2. 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.
  3. Chill and set aside: Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for about a ½ hour.
  4. 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.
  5. Add an egg wash if using sanding sugars to help them stick to the cookies.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges are brown (about 12 minutes).