"Sunny Side Up" Cookies

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 15 MIN
    Chilling 3 H






  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar for 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the egg and lemon zest. Beat for 1 minute.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. With a wooden spoon, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat well until smooth.
  5. Roll the dough into a 7.5-cm (3-inch) log. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  7. Unwrap the roll of dough and place on a work surface. Cut into 1/2-cm (1/4-inch) thick slices and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.


  1. In a bowl, blend the icing sugar and egg whites. Add a little water if necessary to get a smooth glaze that will spread evenly. Set aside about 125ml (1/2 cup) of icing for decorating.
  2. Frost cookies, let dry for a few minutes then add some yellow coloring to the reserved frosting, to mimic the color of an egg yolk.
  3. With a spoon, add a little icing in the centre of each cookie to give it the appearance of a sunny side up egg.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 cookie

Content % Daily Value
Calories 210  
Total Fat 6 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Sodium (salt) 29 mg  
Carbohydrates 37 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 2 g