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Lemon Madeline Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine British, French
Servings 24 Madeline cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Cup unsalted butter melted about 1 and 1/2 sticks, plus more for pans
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups cake flour sifted (not the self-rising kind)
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp coarse salt
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 2 Large egg yolks
  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions
 

  • 1 – Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl; set aside. (side note I haven’t forgotten to tell you about oven temps – this comes later in step 3 as the batter needs to sit for some time)
  • 2 – Put eggs, egg yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix with an electric/hand mixer on medium-high speed until pale and thickened, about 5 minutes. Mix in butter.
  • 3 – Using spatula, fold flour mixture into egg mixture. Let rest 30 minutes HERE is where you preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • 4 – Pour batter into prepared pans, filling the molds 3/4 full.
  • 5 – Bake cookies, rotating pans halfway through until edges are crisp and golden, about 6-8 minutes.
  • 6 – Let cookies cool slightly in pans on wire racks.
  • 7 – Invert, and unmold. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired
Keyword cookies, Easter, lemon, Madeline