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What to do with leftover egg yolks? Why not make delicious walnut cookies out of them?

Walnut Cookies

Vividly Christmas
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 91 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Baking Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies, Snack
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 40 Cookies
Calories 72 kcal


Handheld Mixer
Pastry bag


  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 150 g Powdered sugar
  • 1.5 Packs Vanilla sugar
  • 1.5 Pinches Salt
  • 300 g Grounded walnuts Replaceable with grounded almonds or hazelnuts


  • 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.
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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