Madeleine Recipe

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Madeleines II

The greatest afternoon tea cookie. You can sprinkle the top with confectioners' sugar or dip the tips in chocolate.

10 min 18 Main Ingredient: Bread Cuisine: Thai

Cooking: 10 min



2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1 cup confectioners' sugar

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

Nutrition Facts

per serving of 1 madeleine



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Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Step 2Grease and flour twenty-four 3-inch Madeleine molds.

Step 3In a medium bowl beat eggs, vanilla and lemon zest with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes.

Step 4Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar.

Step 5Beat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick and satiny.

Step 6Sift together the flour and baking powder.

Step 7Sift one-fourth of the flour mixture over the egg mixture, gently fold in.

Step 8Fold in the remaining flour by fourths.

Step 9Then fold in the melted and cooled butter.

Step 10Spoon batter into the prepared molds, filling 3/4 full.

Step 11Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the top s spring back.

Step 12Cool in molds on a rack for 1 minute.

Step 13Loosen cookies with a knife.

Step 14Invert cookies onto a rack and cool.

Step 15Sift confectioners' sugar over the tops or melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and dip the tips in the chocolate.

Step 16Store in an airtight container.

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February 12, 2020 at 2:44 pm

I’ve had these before and wondered how difficult they were to make. This recipe seems like something I could do. Thanks for sharing!

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I was always intimidated and ended up being pleasantly surprised when I made this madeleine recipe. I could not believe how easy it is to make madeleines. I’m already planning to make a lavender madeleine version. Wish me luck.

February 12, 2020 at 9:44 pm

The recipe looks easy enough to follow. I will try my best to make these madeleines and hopefully they turn out to be as pretty as yours. That sounds so good with confectioner’s sugar sprinkled on them. Saving the recipe for the weekend.

    Blanca Valbuena
    February 13, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it. It is truly the easiest madeleine recipe. I was shocked. Make sure to let me know how yours comes out 🙂

February 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm

I love madeleines, but I’ve never made them before. This recipe looks delicious and simple. Thanks!

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