Excellent as either drop cookies or cookie press cookies. Try using lemon extract in place of the vanilla for a citrusy punch!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Hard boil the eggs and separate the yolks. Cream the butter and hard boiled egg yolks. Beat in the sugar and add the flour vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly. Put through a cookie press or arrange by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium. 12.2 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (52)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
this recipe is awesome. i was very curious when i read, that you hard boil the eggs first. very light and flakey cookie. delicious! i sprinkled mine with sugar. they work perfectly with a cookie press. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2010
Super simple. Dough a little mushy to me. Had to flour 3 times just to get them spread to cut out. Very bland like shortbread. My Honey woke up and ate them with milk & really liked them. Read More
(3)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
this recipe is awesome. i was very curious when i read, that you hard boil the eggs first. very light and flakey cookie. delicious! i sprinkled mine with sugar. they work perfectly with a cookie press. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
this recipe is awesome. i was very curious when i read, that you hard boil the eggs first. very light and flakey cookie. delicious! i sprinkled mine with sugar. they work perfectly with a cookie press. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2003
These cookies are great. I had to do a report on Norway and make a food that goes the country. Every one in my class loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
This is a recipe that I have been making at Holiday time for over 25 years, I use the star mold with the cookie press and drip red raspberry jam into the middle immediately when they come out of the oven, but any bright jam will do fine. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
Excellent Recipe. Easy to make. To make it worth my while using a cookie press you should at least double if not triple the recipe!! Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
This was my first time using a cookie press and this dough was excellent. I made 3 batches and added 1/4 cup of almond butter to one, 2 tsp of lemon zest to another, and 2 tbs of cocoa to the third. This recipe made equally excellent almond, lemon and cocoa shortbread. Tasty, easy to make and work with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
It's REALLY important to press the cooked yolks through a fine sieve before beating them with the butter etc. Never an egg-y taste or texture. I've been making these for over 40 years.I've used a cookie press or made them into balls & rolled in sprinkles or chop't nuts or sugar etc or pressed the balls with my thumbprint and filled with jam colored sprinkles a choc. kiss or Nutella. And a dab of food coloring paste will tint them well. These are wonderful and you can make many variations. Also the dough AND the cookies freeze very well; just don't pack them too tightly or they'll crumble (...but then you can use the cookie crumbs for a parfait with ice cream or pudding! ) Don't miss out- these are the easiest and most popular cookies I make. Also they're delicate enough to make for a shower etc. I've made little blue and/or pink ones for showers and small pink heart cookie press ones for Valentine's Day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2002
I've made these cookies for many years. What I do is I roll out the dough and use Christmas cookie cutters then use the crystal sprinkles on them. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2003
Good quick cookie to satisfy the sweet tooth. We ate them them with chocolate pudding but found that they were good just by themselves. It's definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Very quick and easy to make. Doesn't use many ingredients so you really don't need to buy anything in advance. Everybody loves it, it could also be decorated with some kind of fruit to make it have more taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2010
Super simple. Dough a little mushy to me. Had to flour 3 times just to get them spread to cut out. Very bland like shortbread. My Honey woke up and ate them with milk & really liked them. Read More
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