Friday, July 3, 2015

Easy Orange Madeleines

This is the easiest Madeleine cookie recipe you will ever make. Not only easy but also delicious and uses basic ingredients you already have in your kitchen. This is a good basic recipe where you may also use to try other flavors such as lime and lemon. All ready in a little over 30 minutes. You will love these! 


2 - eggs 

1/2 cup - sugar 

2 tablespoons orange zest

3 dashes - salt 

1 teaspoon - vanilla extract 

1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract

1 cup - flour 

11 tablespoons - unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 

powdered sugar to garnish (optional) 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the madeleine pan with butter. In a standing mixer (you may use a hand mixer too), beat eggs and sugar until just blended. Add zest, orange extract, vanilla and salt. Mix until just blended. Add the flower and beat until blended. Gradually add cooled melted butter in steady stream, beating just until blended. 

Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and brown on the edges (9 minutes). Gently remove from pan. Repeat process. If you'd like dust cookies with powdered sugar and serve. 

Notes: Do not store the cookies in a closed container. If you wish to keep them crunchy leave them out overnight.