Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours
Yield
Serves 18 (serving size: 2 madeleines)

When baked in holiday shapes, these cookie-cake hybrids become more fun. They are good to have in the mix because decorating is simpler: Just dust with powdered sugar. Make and chill the batter up to a day ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and pale. Sift cake flour over egg mixture, 1/2 cup at a time; gently fold in flour. Fold in melted butter. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 3

Spoon about 2 teaspoons batter into each of 12 madeleine molds or other cookie molds coated with baking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool in pan on a wire rack 2 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Repeat procedure twice with the remaining batter to yield 36 madeleines. Dust madeleines with powdered sugar.

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