These Madeleine Cookies are French shell-shaped cookies. They are crispy on the outside and soft like cake on the inside. It’s a quick and easy recipe you will love.

Madeleine Cookies on a cooling rack

These cookies, sometimes referred to as the Classic French Madeleines, are actually considered small sponge cakes. Over the years people have started calling them cookies because of their shape. I think it really depends who you ask nowadays.

Madeleine cookies are a staple in our home. Quite often I purchase the pre-made ones from Costco, and they’re really good there. This recipe is similar to the Madeleines from Costco, and you can never beat homemade.

Madeleine cookie pan is sold at many stores. I’ve seen affordable options at TJ Maxx and Homegoods stores. Amazon also has them for a similar price. Here’s an Amazon link to a Madeleine pan similar to mine.

How to Make the Madeleine Cookies

  • Prepare all ingredients ahead of time. Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk until you get a fluffy texture.
  • In small portions, fold the flour into the mixture. 
  • In a separate bowl, melt butter and let it cool to room temperature. Add butter to the mixing bowl, carefully folding it in. 
  • Place all Madeleine dough into a ziplock back, cut out a corner where you want the dough to come out. Pipe small portions of the dough into the Madeleine mold. 
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the mold size. Madeleines are ready when golden brown.

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