Christmas Cookie / Cookies Puffs

Total Time
28mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

I have had this cookie recipe for a long time, I think it came from Better Homes magazine...delicate and tender.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil the two whole eggs, cool and peel.
  2. Remove the yolks and press through a seive so it is fine ground.
  3. Eat the cooked whites for your lunch or snack--!
  4. Cream shortening and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar.
  5. Add beaten egg yolk.
  6. Cream very well.
  7. Add the sieved egg yolks and blend.
  8. Add the orange zest and blend.
  9. Sift the dry ingredients and the other 1/2 cup of granulated sugar together.
  10. Cut the dry ingredients into the creamed ingredients.
  11. Add the almonds.
  12. Shape into walnut size balls.
  13. Dip into slightly frothy egg white.
  14. Roll into extra granulated sugar.
  15. Bake in preheated oven 350°F for 16- 18 minutes, until golden on bottoms.
  16. Can dredge in icing powder if desired.

Reviews

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I really wanted to love this recipe. I had hard cooked eggs to use up & did a search for recipes containing them. I was intrigued at the use of the hard cooked yolk in a cookie. I had the one fresh yolk ready to use but the instructions never tell you when to use it. I realized it just before adding the dry ingredients & mixed in the yolk after the orange zest. The dough was very difficult to work with. I used a small cookie scoop to measure but had to do the forming by hand as the dough was too dry & crumbly to keep it's shape. The egg white & sugar toppings created a shiny, sugary crust on the finished product. The cookie isn't really a puff in the way I'd expected. They're actually quite heavy and were only really good while still warm from the oven. After a couple hours they became extremely hard. Too hard to really enjoy anymore. We didn't mind the initial flavor. I used a very fragrant orange & the zest was very good but the rest of the cookie was a little bland. With the recipe as written, I probably wouldn't add them to my Christmas tray. Just too much work for the result. I'm sorry, andypandy. :( Thanks for sharing your unique recipe with us though! Made for BB tag.

**Tinkerbell** April 10, 2009

Bad news!!! Something must be missing Mixing the ingredients give you a power that won't stick together. We added more butter, they at least stuck together to cook. Probably because of what's missing from the directions, there is minimal flavor.

Mark&Margie December 12, 2008

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