Hey there! December is finally here and with it comes our favourite season of the year (minus the depression of finals). Today I made some simple cookies and just decorated them up festively.
I tried out this recipe after making some butter cream frosting (check out our first cupcake post for the recipe) and had a motherload of egg yolks in the fridge. So I actually googled, “egg yolk cookies” and came across a recipe from food.com (http://www.food.com/recipe/egg-yolk-cookies-63803). There’s quite the unattractive picture with that recipe but trust me, they taste delicious.
Beyond tasting great, they are also one of the simplest cookies to make. Just add the margarine (I really only use butter in icings), sugar, egg yolks, vanilla (I don’t have the 500 types of extracts they listed), and mix. Then add in the flour, baking soda, and baking powder (I used in place of the cream of tartar). Bake away…
You don’t have to decorate these at all. But just in case, here are a couple easy ideas.
I had been wanting to try out this snowman idea for a while (http://www.trulycustomcakery.com/tutorials/25.html). Usually, these are done with large marshmallows but all I had on hand were the mini ones so I tried it out. Just put them in the microwave for about 8 seconds and they’ll puff up and get sticky so you can put them onto the icing. I used some chocolate chips for mini hats and orange sprinkles for the carrot noses. The black and green are just icing with some food coloring that I put on with a toothpick.
The rest of these cookies are pretty much randomness. I tried making a little Christmas tree with colored icing and then used some cupcake toppers that G got me last year to finish off the last cookie.
Hope you guys have a fabulous week and be sure to check back next Sunday!
Edited Recipe (see http://www.food.com/recipe/egg-yolk-cookies-63803 for the original)
*makes 8 large cookies*
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
2. Add egg yolk and vanilla to creamed butter and sugar and mix.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and baking powder).
4. Add dry ingredients to creamed butter, sugar and egg mixture, mixing until well blended.
5. Form into balls.
6. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.
Check out https://sweetlittlebrownies.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/starting-off-with-cupcakes/ for a great frosting recipe.