Cherry Madeleines

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  • Ingredients
    4 EGGS, room temperature
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp. almond extract
    1/4 tsp. vanilla
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, cooled
    1/3 cup maraschino cherries, drained, blotted dry, finely chopped

    Yields: 2 Servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Calories: 90

    Total Fat: 5 g
    Saturated fat: 3 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 1 g

    Cholesterol: 41 mg
    Sodium: 13 mg
    Carbohydrates: 11 g
    Dietary Fiber: 0 g
    Protein: 2 g
    Vitamin A: 164.4 IU
    Vitamin D: 9.7 IU
    Folate: 13.6 mcg
    Calcium: 7.9 mg
    Iron: 0.4 mg
    Choline: 22.5 mg

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 375°F. Generously COAT 2 madeleine pans (12 cups per pan) with cooking spray; dust with flour, tapping out excess.

  2. BEAT eggs and sugar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, 5 to 10 minutes. BEAT IN almond extract and vanilla.

  3. FOLD IN flour, 1/3 at a time. FOLD IN butter, 1/3 at a time. FOLD IN cherries. SPOON 2 Tbsp. batter into each madeleine cup.

  4. BAKE in 375°F oven until cookies pull away from sides of cups and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 8 to 10 minutes. LOOSEN cookies with tip of knife if necessary. REMOVE from pans immediately; cool completely on wire racks.

Insider Info

A fruity twist on the traditional French cake-like cookie, this sweet treat can be dipped into chocolate for added flavor.

Madeleines, buttery French teacakes, have a delightful spongy texture. They are traditionally baked in pans with cups shaped like elongated scallop shells. The pans usually have 12 cups each. If you only have 1 pan, bake half the batter. Quickly clean the molds, let cool, then grease and flour again before baking remaining batter.

Pan alternate: Mini muffin pans (1-3/4-inch diameter) can be substituted for madeleine pans. Use 1-1/2 Tbsp. batter for each mini muffin and increase baking time to 10 to 12 minutes. Because these cups hold less batter, you will need 3 pans. Or, plan to bake batter in 3 batches.