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The Alice Network Book Club Questions and Recipe Madeleines

The Alice Network Madeleines

Soft, cake-like cookies with vanilla and lemon hints. A recipe for dessert as delicate as Charlie and as tart as Eve. If you're looking for food ideas for The Alice Network, look no further!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Refrigeration 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 24
Calories 113 kcal


  • Madeleine or Mini Muffin Pan


  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour sifted
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar


  • Melt butter. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together until frothy and light yellow, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  • Add flour mix to the eggs and sugar by folding in.
  • Incorporate the cooled butter to the mix, being careful not to over mix.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or more. This helps the cookies rise into their expected shape when cooked.
  • Lightly butter a non-stick madeleine pan (or a non-stick mini muffin pan).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  • Lightly dust with powdered sugar once the cookies are cooled.


*Best when served warm and with coffee. :)
Keyword Cookie, Pastry