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Madeleine Cookies

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Fresh baked madeleines
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Are they cookies or are they cakes? Madeleines or Madeleine Cookies are like little cakes, but in a cookie shape. They are baked in their own special pan called a Madeleine Pan, with shell-shaped molds. They are light, soft and buttery, which make them perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chill batter for: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 18 to 2 dozen Madeleine Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    zest from 1 small orange or lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (plus) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • powdered sugar

Preparation:

Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in zest. Set aside. Combine eggs and sugar. With electric mixer, beat on high for 3 minutes. Mixture will be thick. Hand stir in melted butter. Fold in flour mixture using figure-8 motion. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat Madeleine Pan with either cooking spray or brushed in melted butter. Divide batter between 2 - 12 cup Madeleine pans. Bake Madeleines for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned around edges. Remove pans from oven. Tap on counter and dump out onto cooling racks. Sprinkle fluted tops with powdered sugar just before serving.
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