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Cherry Madeleines

Cherry Madeleines
A fruity twist on the traditional French cake-like cookie, this sweet treat can be dipped into chocolate for added flavor.
Prep Time:  30 minutes
Cook Time:  8-10 minutes
Servings:  2 dozen cookies

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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


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

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.


Nutrition 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

Vitamin C: 0 mg
Vitamin E: 0.3 IU
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugars: 7 g
Potassium: 18.9 mg
Magnesium: 2.3 mg
Selenium: 4.4 mcg
Phosphorus: 23.3 mg
Vitamin B12: 0.1 mcg
Vitamin K: 0.4 mcg
Vitamin B6: 0 mg
Copper: 0 mg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin: 0 mg
Manganese: 0 mg
Zinc: 0.2 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: 1 mg
Omega 3: 0 g
Omega 6: 0.3 g

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