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Sometimes also spelled "Buttergeback".

3 eggs
1-1/8 cup butter, softened
1-1/8 cup sugar
2-1/2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
2-1/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons condensed milk
1 egg yolk

Hard boil the 3 eggs in boiling water (about 10 minutes) and let cool. Peel the eggs and reserve the yolks. Discard egg whites. Pass the egg yolks through a chinoise or strainer. Beat the yolks with the butter , sugar, and vanilla sugar until creamy. Sift the flour and add to the butter mixture. Mix well. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Roll out dough on a floured board to 1/8" thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters and place cookies on cookie sheet. Mix the raw egg yolk with the condensed milk and brush the top of each cookie with this mixture. Bake for about 18 minutes or until lightly golden. Yield depends on size of cookie cutters used.

Note: Photo by Melissa Cuppett. Used with permission

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Reviews of Buttergebaeck:

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  AJ in Germany  Nov 24, 2016
Would make this again.
I have seen many variations for butter gebaek but using cooked egg yolks is a first! Never seen any recipe calling for cooked yolks and I haven\'t tried it can anyone explain what is the purpose of using cooked yolks

Answer from the webmaster: Read this explanation from Bon Appétit magazine! (link will open in a new window/tab).
3 stars

  Jake from state farm in Ur mom  Dec 10, 2015
Would make this again.
Meh 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 2, 2013
Would make this again.
I am German and these are German cookies they are very good 5 stars

   Dec 5, 2010
Would not make this again.
This was the worst dough ever to work with it. The flavour of the cookie was good but I will never, ever make this again. The dough is ridiculous. 1 star

   Nov 18, 2009
Would make this again.
awsome 5 stars

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