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Six Egg Yolk Cookies

These cookies are a classic that have been around for a very long time. These are wonderful to enjoy with family and friends.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: six egg yolk cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup shortening softened (could use butter)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar or can use a sugar substitute
  • 6 egg yolks or 3 whole eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract could use regular rum
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Cream shortening, sugar and egg yolks. Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Add to creamed mixture along with extracts, ginger, oats and milk. Make into balls about the size of a walnut and flatten on a sprayed cookie sheet with a fork. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies