Lemon Madeleines

Pack these delicate cookies in an airy, open-weave basket to give as a present.

Number of servings : 20 madeleines

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies

Special diet :


2 eggs

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

7 tablespoons butter, melted

Peel of 1 lemon, grated

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Sifted confectioners’ sugar


Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter and lightly flour 20 three-inch-long madeleine molds. Set aside.


Step 2:

In a large bowl, with electric mixer on high, beat eggs and granulated sugar until light and thick, about 5 minutes. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, then gently fold in egg and sugar mixture. Add melted butter, lemon peel, and juice, and fold in until combined.


Step 3:

Spoon mixture into the molds and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and turn out onto a rack. When cooled, dust with confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.

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