German Egg Yolk Cookies (Eier Kringel)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Apple Princess

This is a German Christmas Cookie made by my girlfriend's "Ohma".

Top Review by Granddaughter 1

Good cookies- they taste wonderful and look fine, literally. I cut them into heart shape and got a little over eager with the sugar-almond mixture ;) Had problems rolling out the dough, because it cracked much, so I pressed most of it down by hand... wish it were a bit more moist and easier to handle, but Iove German recipes in general!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Put the hard cooked egg yolks through a wire sieve. (To do this easily, press them through with your fingers). Add the raw egg yolks and mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar; add the egg mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in the flour, cardamon, and lemon zest; blend well. Chill dough for 1 hour.
  4. Roll out small portions of the dough at a time on a lightly floured board to 1/8" thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2" cookie cutter. Brush with egg white, then sprinkle the tops with the sugar and almond mixture.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until delicately browned.

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