Monday 10 February 2014

Salted Egg Yolk Cookies by Carol Lam

Salted Egg Yolks Cookies by Carol Lam

Makes: 130 cookies 


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 20 g cornflour/ cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbs milk powder
  • 6 salted egg yolks 
  • 170 g Salted Butter
  • 80 g caster sugar

Egg Wash and Decor
  • 1 egg yolk (for egg wash)
  • 1 tbs white sesame

  • Sift together flour, cornflour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and milk powder, set aside.
  • Steam salted egg yolks for about 5 minutes. Cool, mash with a fork and set aside. Try not to mash the yolks too finely.
  • Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add mashed salted egg yolks and sifted flours. Mix to for a soft and pliable dough. If dough is too soft, wrap with cling film and rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Line baking paper on the baking pans. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  • Prepare egg wash by lightly beating the egg yolk.
  • Roll out dough to 5 mm thickness and cut into desired shapes using dough cutters.
  • Place on baking pans and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to decorate.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool completely before storing in airtight containers. 

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