Brown Butter Madeleine cookies are also known as a French butter cake. The special baking pan, with their scallop shell shape, gives these cookies the distinctive scalloped shell shape. These delicate small cakes are light and delicious made with either lemon or orange zest. Other variations of Brown Butter Madeleine cookies include chocolate, rum or coconut flavors. Use your imagination on the flavor variations that you can try. These Brown Butter Madeleine Cookies are the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea.
Madeleines appear to be simple, but actually require an amount of patience and careful following of instructions to make them.
These are a traditional tea cake or cookie made using a Madeleine pan for baking. The name Madeleine is a French form of Magdalen (Mary Magdalen, a disciple of Jesus, is mentioned in all four gospels). Learn about the history of Madeleines.
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Brown Butter Madeleine Cookies Recipe:
Source: Slightly adapted this Brown Butter Madeleine cookie recipe from the cookbook A Passion for Desserts, by Emily Luchetti.