Vanilla Madeleines

French madeleines. What is not to love?

Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie. Sweet. Buttery. Bliss.

I never get sick of madeleines. Their funky humps and spongy texture make these cookie-cakes quite unique.

Paired with a cup of tea or coffee, I can’t think of a more perfect afternoon snack.

Recipe: Vanilla Madeleines


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour twenty-four Madeleine molds.
  2. In a medium bowl beat eggs, vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar. Beat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick and satiny.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Sift 1/2 of the flour mixture over the egg mixture, gently fold in. Fold in the remaining flour. Then fold in the melted and cooled butter. Spoon batter into the prepared molds, filling 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the top s spring back. Cool in molds on a rack for 1 minute. Loosen cookies with a knife. Invert cookies onto a rack and cool.

Cooking time (duration): 30 mins

Meal type: dessert

Adapted from All recipes

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