Madeleines

Preparation info

  • Makes

    18

    Cookies
    • Difficulty

      Easy

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By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

Madeleines are made like a sponge cake: whole eggs are beaten with sugar, and then flour is folded in. But they are denser and more buttery than genoise, the classic sponge cake, because the recipe calls for more butter and browns it, which gives these delicate cakelike cookies a deep nutty flavor.

Ingredients

  • Room-temperature butter for preparing molds
  • 3 eggs in their shells, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • ½ cup

Method

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Generously brush eighteen 1-ounce madeleine molds with butter.

Crack the eggs into a bowl, add t