I just love Madeleine cookies! They are just about the most delicious cookies in the history of all cookies! hehe... Well I don't know about that for a fact, but I do think Madeleines are beloved by all. :) I love to eat these cake like cookies anywhere, especially the ones from Starbucks, and the ones from Costco! These cookies are pretty easy to make, you just need the time because although they are very fast to make! You can easily eat them as fast as you bake, so there will never be enough. :) Consider making these for a bridal shower tea party or some other special event. These would also make great party favors and will fit in nicely to a dessert buffet table.
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 pinch of salt
1 cup all purpose flour
10 tablespoons of melted and slightly cooled butter
generously butter and flour pan for large madeleines (about 3×1 1/4 inches).
powdered sugar for dusting (I didn't do this step, because I prefer it without)
Yield: 20 cookies
Preheat oven to 375°F
Using electric mixer, beat eggs and 2/3 cup sugar in large bowl just to blend. Beat in vanilla, lemon peel and salt. Add flour; beat just until blended. Gradually add cooled melted butter in steady stream, beating just until blended.
Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each indentation in pan. (Remember to butter the baking pans!) Bake until puffed and brown, about 10-16 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Gently remove from pan. Repeat process, buttering and flouring pan before each batch. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)