I am crazy about the French. Especially the French pastries and cookies. I can’t get enough of them. One of my favorites is madeleines. I remember the time when I had my first. The taste and smell and all around goodness of the cakey cookie. Hope you enjoy this recipe…I know I did.
1 stick unsalted butter (melted & cooled)
3 large eggs (room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375. Butter and flour the madeleine pans.
In the bowl of an electric mixer (with the paddle attachment), beat the eggs, sugar, & vanilla on medium for approximately 2 minutes (until light yellow and fluffy). Add butter and mix. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, & salt, & fold into the batter with a rubber spatula. Drop the batter into the pans, filling each shell almost full. Bake the madeleines for 10 to 12 minutes, they will spring back when pressed. Allow to cool.
* I decided to add a bit of coconut into part of the batch since K is crazy about it. Half the plain madeleines I left plain and the other half I made a lemon glaze (just lemon juice and confectionery sugar). Yummers!