OK Elf and Dove....got something you can do with those 6 yolks.
This is my Great-grandmother's butter cookie recipe. We make these at Christmas, Valentines day(hearts with pink glaze), St. Patrick (shamrocks with green glaze), etc....... I think I'm gonna have to change my name to COOKIEMONSTER...seems to be my favorite thing lately :oops: .
2 sticks butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon water
6 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3-4 cups flour
Beat butter. Add water and sugar, cream till light and fluffy. Add eggs yolks and vanilla, mix well. Add salt, baking powder and flour, a little at a time till workable. (somewhere between not sticky and not hard) Roll out portions of dough on floured suface or between wax paper to 1/8" thick. Cut out using cookie cutters. Before baking you can brush with a little egg white and sprinke with colored sugar or bake plain and glaze. (recipe below) Bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes. Watch...they can burn fast.
Beat 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1-2 tablespoons milk and a few drops of almond extract. Tint with food color if wanted.
Notes: When I first recieved this recipe from my grandmother the instructions were to wash the butter under cold water...nobody knows why but we changed it to butter with 1 T. water.