Orange Blossom Madeleines Orange Blossom Madeleines

Image: Canadian Living | Holiday Baking 2014

These sweet and buttery cake-like cookies have slightly crisp outsides and perfectly tender centres. You'll find madeleine pans—the seashell-shaped moulds that give these French treats their signature shape—in specialty baking stores.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014


Orange and Honey Glaze:


In large bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, orange zest, orange blossom water and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, ground almonds and salt; whisk into egg mixture just until combined.

Spoon heaping 1 tbsp into each mould of 2 greased 12-count madeleine pans. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Loosen from pan with tip of knife; invert onto racks. Let cool completely. Orange and Honey Glaze: In small bowl, whisk together icing sugar, honey and orange juice; brush over madeleines. Let stand until dry.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Sodium 56 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 89.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 24 mg
  • Cholesterol 33 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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