Orange Madeleines


  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. orange extract
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped orange zest
  • 1 cup icing sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray madeleine pan with Pam or similar non-stick spray. Mix flour and baking powder in small bowl and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs, orange extract and orange zest on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat another 5 minutes or util thick.

Gently fold in flour mixture, then melted butter. Mix until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the cups, filling about 3/4 full.

Bake approximately 8 minutes, or until edges are light brown. Cool in the pan around 1-2 minutes. Loosen cookies with a knife, then invert pan on a rack. When cool, sprinkle the tops with icing sugar.

Makes about 24 cookies.

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