Egg Yolk Cookies
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
12 ingredients
60 servings
I love making homemade angel food cakes and meringues, but unfortunately hate the waste of egg yolks. Recently, my range decided not to cooperate on my daughter's birthday, so I attempted three times in one day to make her 'promised' angel food cake...resulting in 36 egg yolks left over...YIKES! I made a ton of my Homemade Neverfail Egg Noodles, but I could only stand to have so many noodles made ahead, so I was on a mission. This is the recipe I found, then modified, from one of my Open Line Cookbooks (a radio station recipe program I loved listening to with Mom as a young girl). The recipe does not require chilling prior to rolling and baking, but I prefer to anyway, and in between cookie sheets. I like to double this recipe, as well as most cookie recipes to be quite honest. I think this would also work well pressed out as a cookie dough for a dessert pizza, although I haven't tried that yet. I have also used frozen egg yolks with great success, so there is no need to take on both an angel food cake project or meringue project and cookies in the same day. These also freeze well after baking; I haven't tried freezing them before baking yet. I hope you find this recipe as useful as I do!

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Serving Size (15.31 g)
Servings 60
Amount per Serving
Calories 70.46 Calories from Fat 29.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.25g 299.96%
Saturated Fat 2.03g 610.11%
Trans Fat 0.13g %
Cholesterol 8.48mg 169.56%
Sodium 46.53mg 116.32%
Total Carbohydrate 9.93g 198.66%
Dietary Fiber 0.14 g 33.8%
Sugars 5.93 g %
Protein 0.57g 68.61%
Vitamin A 98.65IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 1.8mg% Iron 0.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
orange extract