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Walnut Cookies

What to do with leftover egg yolks? Make delicious walnut cookies out of them! Delicious, fast and easy to make, A recipe to repurpose 6 leftover egg yolks.
5 from 100 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Baking Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies, Snack
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 40 Cookies
Calories 72 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 302 °F / 150 °C (top/bottom heat).
  • Beat the leftover egg yolks with the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla sugar using a hand mixer until foamy.
  • Fold in the rum and the grated walnuts (almonds or hazelnuts) into the foamy mixture.
  • Fill the mixture into a pastry (piping) bag and create tiny mounds onto the baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Once a baking sheet is full, bake the cookies on the second rack from the bottom for about 20 minutes.


  • If you have opted for the variant with baking wafers, pipe the mass directly onto the wafers.

For decoration

  • Add a walnut (almond or hazelnut) on top before baking.

Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend using digital scales for more accurate results. I provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe, but please note that I haven't tested it using this method.

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Keyword Christmas Cookies, cookie, cookie recipe, easy, Extra Egg Yolk, Extra Yolks, gluten-free, Leftover Egg Yolks
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg