Gingerbread Madeleines

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There are few things that I love more than Christmas cookies. So you can guess how excited I was to be invited to Katrina’s cookie party again this year. It took forever to decide on the perfect cookie to contribute but ultimately I went with one of my all-time favorites: the madeleine! I love a madeleine. Not the mushy kind you get at Starbucks but the homemade ones that are slightly crisp on the outside and cakey on the inside. They’re so delicious and there are so many ways to dress them up. I even made savory ones awhile ago! But since it’s the holidays and all I went with gingerbread for the cookie party! These are spicy and wonderful and everything I love in a good madeleine. If you don’t own a madeleine pan, put one on your wish list ASAP. I swear you won’t regret it!

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Gingerbread Madeleines Recipe

Petite gingerbread madeleine cookies
Prep Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 4 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Gradually add this mixture into the wet mixture, beating until just combined. Cover and chill batter for 2-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour 24 3-inch madeleine molds. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared molds, filling each about half full.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until edges are golden and tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in molds for 1 minute before using the point of a knife to loosen the madeleines. Invert onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining batter in cooled greased and floured molds. Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar once cool.

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Amanda is the blogger I go to when I get in a dinner funk because I know I can always find something that my family will love. Bonus- she makes good cookies too! Also this just happened and I was so happy for her that I cried and cried and cried. In fact I can’t even click over right now; I might start crying again.You can connect with Amanda on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her blog Fake Ginger. **Over 3 MILLION people follow her pins. So yeah you might want to get in on that.** Here are some of her delicious cookies to get you started:Finnish Ribbon CookiesCandied Bacon Chocolate Chip CookiesCranberry Orange Cookies

Thank you for bringing the cookies, Amanda!

- Katrina

10 Responses to “Gingerbread Madeleines”

  1. #
    Danijela — December 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Beautiful recipe Amanda. Thank you!
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    Rachel — December 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Fun! Makes me want to get a madeleine pan!
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    Naomi — December 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Yummm! I basically love everything gingerbread, and these don't look too difficult. Great recipe!!

  4. #
    The Domestic Rebel — December 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Eek! These madeleines are beautiful and are totally perfect for Christmas gift-giving!
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    bakedbyrachel — December 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I wish I had a pan to try these out. I bet they taste fantastic!
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    Erin @Dinners, Dish — December 13, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I need to get a pan, so I can make these! Love the flavor!
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    susansmith — December 14, 2012 at 3:30 am

    It look so delicious.Love it very much.

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    Diethood -noun- The state of being on a diet... always! — December 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Oh my heavens! Amazing! Now I just need to find a madeleines pan… 🙂
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    kale — December 15, 2012 at 12:30 am

    oh wow, such pretty and delicate cookies!
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    Sue Fiumara — December 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I haven't made madelines in years and I just found my pan while reorganizing. Can't wait to try these!

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