Madelines – a Traditional French Cookie

Madeleines are a traditional french cookie. They are also very quick and easy to make! They are delicious for breakfast with coffee or tea or for dessert! The best part is that everything is done within one saucepan! The only downside is that you do need a traditional Madeline pan, but they are easy to find online or in a baking/craft store. Once you see how easy and delicious these cookies are, they will soon become a family favorite!


• 1 stick butter (unsalted)

• 2/3 cup sugar

• 3 eggs (room temperature)

• 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour

• Zest of a lemon

• 2 tsp baking powder

• Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan, melt the butter.

Once melted, remove the butter from heat and let cool.

Add sugar to the cooling butter.

Whisk together sugar and butter, until thoroughly blended.

One by one, add the eggs and incorporate into the mixture.

Add the flour, half at a time, and mix well.

Add a dash of salt, the zest of the lemon, and the baking powder.

Spoon the batter into a madeleine pan; filling to 1/2 full. They will puff up while they bake.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, until

lightly golden around the edges.