Last summer, my husband bought a cookie from Starbucks.
Offended? Me? No.
My husband just bought a cookie wrapped in plastic from a store. Which is basically code for “I wish my wife would make these cookies at home”.
And make them I did! I’ve been making them since. And now
I am sharing the recipe with you 🙂
This Valentine’s Day (as with many before) I prefer to make those I love, including my store bought cookie eating husband, a homemade treat. Because to me, there is no better way to say “I love and care for you” then by taking time to create something; a labor of love <3
I had tried several Madeleines and even more recipes before landing on this one, that I believe I have perfected. I do not like a lemony Madeleine, so I omitted that from my recipe.
This is not an easy cookie. If you over mix, you can get a super doughy center, if you under mix, you may not get the proper rise. I strongly recommend using an electric mixer, or better a stand mixer!
This recipe was adapted in part from Williams-Sonoma.
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Melted chocolate, for dipping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- Spray Madeleine pan with non-stick baking spray, ensuring all ridges are coated.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whisk together eggs and sugar until thick and pale in color.
- Beat in the salt and vanilla extract.
- Sift flour and fold into the egg mixture.
- Gently fold in the butter until just combined.
- Pour batter into molds and bake for 8-12 minutes, until golden brown.
- Allow Madeleines to cool and dust with powdered sugar or dip in melted chocolate.
- Enjoy 🙂
I also purchased this beautiful heart shaped pan at Williams Sonoma.