Chocolate Chip Madeleines
If you haven’t tried baking Madeleines at home, you should. Everybody will surely be so happy. Indeed, it so easy to fall in love with these mouth-watering petit sponge cakes.
The versatility of Madeleines should encourage you to bake these thin and small-sized shell-shaped cookies. Although they are small in size, they are so delicious and can satisfy you whether you gobble them as your after-dinner treat or an afternoon snack with your tea or coffee.
Your children will also surely love to partner these cookies with milk, fruit juice, or just munching on them during their idle moments.
Madeleines are French classic treats that the whole world has come to love. There are many versions already but this recipe will assure you that you will be baking the best-tasting Madeleines. If you are just starting with your baking, don’t worry. They are easy to make and the ingredients are readily available in a baker’s kitchen. In less than 30 minutes, you can have these mini shell-shaped cakes for everybody to enjoy.
¾ cup of all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon of baking powder
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, more for the pans
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or pure extract
1 teaspoon of grated orange zest
1/2 cup of semi-sweet mini chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Butter and flour the madeleine pans.
- In a bowl, add the sugar and butter.
- Microwave on low heat for 1 ½ minute or until melted. Mix until well combined.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between, and then add the vanilla and the zest.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until all are combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop, fill the prepared madeleine pans until about 2/3 full. As they cook, the cookies will rise.
- Add about 1/2 teaspoon of mini chips to each cookie, pressing them in lightly.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until the madeleines puff up and are golden brown.
- Cool in pans on wire racks for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
- Expect that there will be more broken cookies at first, but you will surely discover how to prevent them from cracking and breaking. Inspect if your pan is non-stick. This will help you avoid more breakage, otherwise, they will stick to the pan and will surely break if you remove them. Never also forget to butter and flour the madeleine pans. They will help remove the cookies from the pan more easily without breaking.
While the ingredients and instructions seem few and simple, to come with the best madeleines will need a good amount of patience and paying attention to the details. You should be extra careful in following the instructions. If you do, there is no way that you will not be coming up with distinctive browned little cakes that are crispy and delectable.
If you want a variation, you can substitute the chocolate chips with blueberries. They are as good.