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Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines

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Lemon Madeleines
4.3 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.3/5 (3)
Course: Molded CookiesCuisine: FranceDifficulty: Easy

Madeleines are a French cookie/pastry baked into a shell shape with a special madeleine mold*. They have the texture of a dense muffin, with crispy edges.


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • powdered sugar


  • In small saucepan over low heat, melt margarine or butter; set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease your madeleine pan. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat eggs, sugar, yogurt, lemon extract and vanilla extract until blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed to high; beat until very light and lemon colored, about 5 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour, grated lemon peel, salt, and melted margarine or butter until blended. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each madeleine shell. Bake 10-15 minutes until madeleines are golden brown. Immediately remove madeleines from shells to wire racks to cool Repeat until all batter is used, greasing madeleine pan each time. Sprinkle madeleines lightly with powdered sugar. Once they are completely cooled through, store madeleines in tightly covered container if not serving right away to prevent them from becoming soggy.


  • Photo by Lynn Gardner under Creative Commons license.
  • * Madeleine molds or pans are easy to find at your local baking store (please shop local!) or you can get one easily on Amazon.
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It was very easy to make out here in New York!
- A Tired Mom in New York

Easy to make and delicious. My kids enjoyed scooping the batter into the mold. Will definitely make it again!
- A Baker

Madeleines are the perfect way to make something that looks impressive with the least amount of effort. Love them.
- Baker in Canada
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