Orange-Spice Madeleines

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by cookiedog

These are a little different from traditional madeleines. These would be pretty in a gift basket with tea. Although they are best fresh, they can be stored airtight at room temperature for up to a week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, with your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut almond paste into sugar until well blended. With a mixer on medium speed, beat in egg, orange peel, and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Stir in milk.
  2. In another bowl, mix flour with baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Spoon batter into buttered and floured 2-inch-long madeleine molds (fill each hollow about 3/4 full).
  3. Bake in a 350 oven until tops of madeleines are lightly browned and spring back when gently pressed, 12 to 15 minutes. Invert the pan over a rack to release madeleines. Serve warm, or cool completely and store airtight.
  4. If Desired: While still warm dust the tops with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.

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