I think of these as my emergency cookies.
Well, I’m not saying that you should call out the National Guard or anything but sometimes you just really need a cookie.
You know, a real cookie. One fresh from the oven with a bit of a crunch and not too sweet.
Oh. And I want it quickly.
Madeleines to the rescue.
I’ve been dying to find myself a new Madeleine pan ever since mine got lost in a move and I was shocked at how difficult it was to catch hold of one-at a price that I was ok with. I was super lucky though last week and got one for a song.
We’ve been making batch after batch of what small one calls Seashell cookies ever since.
These are made with such basic ingredients that you’ll be amazed at how fabulously they turn out.
We’re lime crazy right now so I used that as my flavouring but I have a few ideas that I’ll be sharing over the next few months.
You start by buttering and flouring your madeleine pan. This recipe makes 12 shells for you to enjoy.
You beat your eggs and sugar together until pale. I like to use raw sugar with my cookies just because they have a bit more crunch to them but regular white works well too.
When your flavouring is added you just fold in the flour and melted butter.
Use a tablespoon to fill the molds 2/3’s full and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Sprinkle with a bit more sugar and enjoy.
- two eggs
- ⅓ cup sugar (I like raw sugar but white is just as nice)
- zest of one lime
- juice of half a lime
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup flour
- ¼ cup melted butter
- tiny pinch of salt
- Beat eggs, vanilla and sugar together until pale. Beat in the zest and juice of lime and fold in the flour and butter. Place 1 tablespoon batter into prepared Madeline pan (buttered and floured). Bake in 350° oven for 10 to 12 minutes sprinkle with sugar to finish.