Brown butter madeleines

Brown Butter Madeleines

These brown butter madeleines have a wonderful nutty flavor from the brown butter and a wonderful crisp outer shell and soft cakey inside

Course finger food
Cuisine French
Keyword brown butter, brown butter madeleines, Madeleines
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 58 kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 lrg eggs
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Melt the 1 1/2 sticks of butter in a small pot over medium heat until it's brown and gives off a deliciously nutty aroma, roughly 20 minutes.
  3. Strain (using a paper towel over a mesh strainer) - you want to leave the solids behind.
  4. Cool the butter to room temperature.
  5. Beat the eggs and salt with a whisk attachment until it doubles or triples in size - approximately 3 minutes.
  6. Continuing to mix on high speed, slowly add the sugar in a steady stream. Whip for 2 minutes or until mixture is thick and ribbony.
  7. Sprinkle the flour on top of the egg batter, and gently fold in.
  8. Now fold in the butter mixture. Only stirring enough to bring everything together.
  9. Spoon the batter into the molds, bake the for 12 - 14 minutes (7-10 minutes for smaller cookies), or until the edges of the Madelaine's are golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and un-mold immediately.
  11. Optional - dip one side in melted chocolate

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