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Monday, April 13, 2015


Is it a cake? Is it a cookie? They are French Madeleines, sort of a cross between the two. They are light and buttery little shells with a touch of lemon and are very easy to make.

 Basic ingredients, you probably have all of these on hand. They combine to make a creamy batter.

The key is having one of these Madeleine molds. You can buy one of these special pans at kitchen or baking supply stores.

Bake until the edges start to brown.

Remove the cookies from the pan and cool completely , then dust with powdered sugar.

And enjoy!

Lemon Madeleines
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/4 tsp salt
powdered sugar

Grease Madeleine pan. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl beat eggs, sugar, yogurt, and lemon juice until light and lemon colored about 5 minutes. Add flour, lemon rind, salt, and melted butter. Mix until well blended. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each shell. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges start to brown . Remove to wire rack to cool. Grease pan again before refilling. Dust cookies with powdered sugar. Makes 30-32 cookies.

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