Salted eggs are most commonly found at tze char stalls in Singapore as people like eating them with rice or porridge. The yolks are also an important ingredient in mooncakes. I like the yolk while Mr Mode likes the white. In recent years salted egg yolks have gained so much popularity they can now be found in anything from chicken/pork/ribs/crabs/prawns, fries, pizza, pasta, ice-cream, vegetables, etc. Not forgetting liu sha bao! 😀
I wondered if anyone would make cookies with salted eggs, and indeed there are! I researched on a few recipes to conclude this one that I'll be sharing today. 😀
Salted Egg Yolk Cookies
Makes about 70 cookies
40g caster sugar
3 cooked salted egg yolks, mashed
125g all purpose flour
10g corn flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
Black sesame seeds
7. Place dough on a lightly floured surface to roll into 5mm thickness and cut into desired shapes.
The original recipe called for 2 salted egg yolks, I used 3 for a stronger flavor.
The original recipe kept the cookies to 3mm thickness, I did that but felt that the dough at that thinness was quite hard to handle and they burnt so easily. So in the second batch I made the dough thicker, at least 5mm and it was so much easier to transfer each shape to the tray. They also didn't burn, given the same baking time.
I love this cookie cutter hahaha it's such a funny shape! It looks as if the heart shape decided to become human, then it miscalculated and grew 4 legs instead, so it ended up looking like a octopus-wannabe. Couldn't stop grinning when I was making these funny shaped Octopus Man-Heart Shape cookies. 😆
Below is how I failed in my first attempt. Oops! Those at the corners were so burnt! 🙁 I think it was attributed to the use of the wrong setting - don't use Grill!
Second batch was wayyyyyy better 😀 Don't be fooled by its pale appearance and think they aren't baked enough. When you remove them from the oven, the cookies will continue to bake for a while.
There! Scrumptious Salted Egg Yalk Cookies! WOOHOO!!