Many members in Plate and Palate group have been baking these salted egg yolk cookies, it seems like i have to give it a try too. Well, the result is - indeed very tasty with rich buttery taste. I received good feedback from my loved ones too and my kitchen was filled with fragrance!!!
125g plain flour
1/8 teaspoon double action baking powder
1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tablespoon milk powder
3 salted egg yolks
85g butter, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
40g caster sugar
1 egg yolk, beaten lightly, for egg wash
Some black or white sesame seeds for topping
1. Crack salted eggs, take the yolks only and steam in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Then mash with a fork and set it aside.
2. Sift the flour, cornflour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and milk powder together and set it aside.
3. In a mixing bowl with butter, salt and sugar, whisk on medium speed until sugar is dissolved.
4. Add the mashed salted egg yolks in together with the dry ingredients (point 2). Mix for couple of secs then use hand to knead into a soft and pliable dough.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees
5. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookies cutters. Place them on baking pans and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds as decorations.
6. Bake for 20 minutes at 170 degrees or until golden brown. Remove and let it cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
1. This recipe yields about 32 cookies.
2. At point 4 - If the dough is too soft, wrap with cling film and rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
3. Every oven's temperature varies. I baked these at 155 degree celsius for 15 minutes.
Recipe adapted from http://messywitchen.com/recipe/cookies/chinese-new-year-cookies-salted-egg-yolk/