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Madeleine Cookies recipe

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Classic Madeleine Cookies are elegant, shell shaped sponge cakes that melt in your mouth. Dip them in chocolate for an indulgent finish.

  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 20-24 cookies 1x


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 3.5 oz bars dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in vanilla, honey, lemon zest and salt.
  3. Add flour and baking powder, alternating with milk, and beat until blended.
  4. Gradually add cooled melted butter in a steady stream, beating until just blended.
  5. (optional) Add 1/4 cup chopped pistachios to mix and stir in.
  6. Spoon approximately 1 T batter into each cookie indentation of Madeleine pan (filling almost to top).
  7. Bake until puffed and brown (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  8. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes in pan, then flip onto cooling rack for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Melt chocolate bars in double boiler (or in glass bowl over boiling water in a sauce pan).
  10. Dip Madeleines in melted chocolate, then dip in remaining chopped pistachios.
  11. Set finished madeleines on cooling rack for chocolate to harden (about 20 min).


BRUSH THE PAN WITH BUTTER: we use a non-stick Madeleine pan, but even the best can use a brush of butter before pouring the batter in. Using a pastry brush, brush the pan with melted butter to ensure that the edges are slightly crispy.

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Sodium: 195 mg
  • Fat: 13.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.5 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 39 mg

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