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Great Recipe! I find that 13 minutes in the oven is definitely the sweet spot! Cookies taste great!! I also added a bit of lemon juice when adding the lemon zest.

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ilentini December 18, 2010

THANK YOU so much for sharing this recipe! I've searched and searched for the perfect Madeleine recipe and it ends here! Crispy on the outside and sponge like cake in the middle. Perfectly delicious! Not only that, they are very easy to make. From prep to bake, it took less than 20 minutes! The best part is, most of us already have all the ingredients on hand. Definitely a keeper!

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PooleFamily March 07, 2009

super soft, delicious and easy! i love that it is made up of such basic ingredients that i didn't have to make a trip to the store to make these. the lemon zest is the secret...don't leave it out!

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vlj06 June 02, 2010

Thank you for this recipe! I made madeleines for the first time yesterday and they turned out wonderful. The recipe was enough for 24 cookies. I can't believe how easy these are to make; might be the easiest recipe I've tried yet!

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stroester35 October 19, 2009

These were so easy to make and tasted terrific! I didn't have a Madeleine pan so I just put them on the cookie sheet. They turned out fine.

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Dahlia94040 September 10, 2009

Ok here you go, after 3 tries, my wife and I came up with these small changes that make a huge difference in the Madeleines... first of all you should cream the egg and sugar together until pale ribons form, then finish the recipe as stated except add 1 tbl butter and raise the temp of your oven to 400 degrees reduce the cooking time to 9 minutes and turn your product around after 5 minutes. now they are straight from Antibes, France... ENJOY!!!

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chefdr.pepper November 17, 2007

These are so yummy! If you are ever tempted to buying prepackaged ones just try making these, it's a cinch to make and taste much better freshly baked. Pretty as they are baked in the special shell pans, if you don't have them you can try baking them in mini cupcake tins. I added a splash of almond extract to this recipe and although it smells great, not sure what impact it had made to the madeleines since this was the first time I tried this recipe. Btw, this recipe says it makes 20 cookies, but I was able to make 24 in my madeleine pans.

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JMigs;0) July 04, 2007

These are so easy to make. By the time the oven heated to 375 the batter was ready to go! I tried two recipes before this one but this was by far the best - I think the amount of butter helps :)

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nicolarivera November 04, 2011

Excellent recipe, turned out perfectly on the first try. Think it's essential to have all ingredients at room temp for the quintessential "bump" to form on the backs of the madelines. Thanks for sharing, we really enjoyed these at a birthday tea.

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DangerBun March 10, 2010

Wow, amazing! My husband and I have even been trying variations in flavors. All-in-all a wonderful treat! Crispy outside, tender and cakey inside...perfect. Our neighbor from France loves them!

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OkieInTheKitchen January 18, 2009
Gourmet Madeleine Cookies