small eggs and christmas cookies?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by lovemychicks2011, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. lovemychicks2011

    lovemychicks2011 Hatching

    Nov 29, 2009
    we are planning to start our cookies tomorrow, however, many of our chickens have only recently begun laying and have small eggs currently, they gradually get bigger, one of our goldens buffs is laying very huge eggs! but we usually sell the bigger ones, so have mainly small eggs right now, with tiny yolks. so, when making our cookies, if it calls for like 3 eggs do 4, or if 1 egg do 2, something like that? or just what it calls for?

  2. biddyboo

    biddyboo Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Ashland, Missouri
    We've been having the same debate here at Quiet Pond. We gift with our large eggs from our standard hens, a dozen to family here, a dozen to friends there, and of course the neighbors. I've been keeping for us our little Silkie eggs, about half the size of the regular eggs, but oh, so good. I'm wondering if we should call it two Silky for one standard? ~G
  3. kathleengp

    kathleengp Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    You can measure....1 large egg is generally accepted as 1/4 cup or slightly under (so think 4-5 large eggs per cup when converting). So if your recipe calls for 3 large eggs, then measure out 3/4 cup of your little eggs - whatever # of eggs that may be....
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I always use an extra one when cooking with small eggs. The only difference could be they come out fatter and more cake-like. What's wrong with that? [​IMG]
  5. lovemychicks2011

    lovemychicks2011 Hatching

    Nov 29, 2009
    thanks for the tips! i will tell my mom....she was wondering, and i thought this would be a good place to ask!
  6. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I weight them with a small kitchen scale. The standard weight of a single large egg is 2 oz.

    For example: If a recipe calls for 3 eggs, then I weight enough small eggs or pullet eggs to make an equivalent 6 oz...or something close, within a 1/4 oz or so.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009

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