Mandarin Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (Dairy Free)

February 8, 2024

A vibrant orange hued treat ideal for Lunar New Year celebrations as the colour orange symbolises luck and good fortune.


2 salted egg yolks

125 g plain flour

10 g cornflour

1/8 tsp baking powder

1/2 tbsp plant based milk powder

1/4 tsp salt

85 g Nuttelex plant based butter

30 g caster sugar

orange food colouring

10 g icing sugar

cloves for garnish


1Steam the salted egg yolks for 3 minutes, then mash with a fork to get coarse bits and set aside.

2Sift plain flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.

3With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream Nuttelex, caster sugar and icing sugar until the mixture turns light and fluffy. Add a few drops of orange colouring, the mashed egg yolks and flour mixture.

4Mix to form clumps of dough. Gather the clumps to form a ball. Wrap the ball in cling wrap and refrigerate for about 1hr or overnight.

5Form dough into about 18-20g balls. Place cloves on top to make mini oranges. Arrange the cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a tray lined with baking paper.

6Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 160°C or until they turn slightly golden brown. Remove from oven, set aside to cool and store in an airtight container.