Friday, December 13, 2013

Cookie Tag Countdown

Welcome back to our Christmas Cookie Tag Series.
Today we're sharing a family favorite.
My mom (Mimi) was a great baker.  And cook.  And seamstress.
The list goes on and on.
This is a treat she would make for us kids 
to remind us of our French roots.
They are the goodies I make every year to give as gifts to friends. 
I'm gonna send Mimi some too and hope that it sparks good memories. 

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without 'em.

Mimi's Madeleines

1 1/4 C sifted flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
2/3 C sugar (we use sucanat)
2 t grated lemon (we used one)
3/4 C melted butter
powdered sugar for dusting

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Set aside.
Beat eggs until light, add vanilla and gradually beat in sugar.
Continue to beat until volume increases fourfold.
Fold in lemon zest, then fold in flour mixture.
Stir in butter.
Brush a bit of melted butter on madeleine pans
and pour 1/4 C batter into molds.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
Remove to wire rack to cool and sift powdered sugar on top.

 It's my turn to tag the next baker.

Ooooh, I see you, Tammy!
Consider yourself tagged, girl!

Here are the yummy cookies posted so far in our series:

1. Cranberry Orange Pinwheels 
by Jackie, Born Imaginative
by Tammy, Our Neck of the Woods 

 by Daisy, Maple Hill 101

 by Staci, Life at Cobble Hill Farm 

by Sue, The Little Acre That Could 

 by Mary, Homegrown on the Hill 
by Staci, Life at Cobble Hill Farm


  1. These looks delicious Daisy!! Question, what is the mold you're talking about for baking the cookies? Do I just drop these by the spoonful onto a sheet, or is there a special mold I should use?

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    2. I added a picture of the mold, but you may be able to do them as drop cookies. I've never tried that, so let me know how it goes!

  2. YUM - those look delicious! I haven't done any chrismas baking at all yet, hopefully next week the girls and I can get some done :) These might just make it onto the list of new recipes to try!

    1. They are really easy with basic ingredients. I'll bet Little M will love making them with you.

  3. Those are so pretty! I've always wanted to try madeleines but never have before. They sound really delicious!

    1. They're super easy and taste light as a feather.

  4. I suppose I will have to buy a Madeleine pan. Do you have any tips as to what to look for, brand, what to buy and not to buy. Thanks.

    1. Mimi gave me the one I featured here a long time ago. I don't think it really matters, although I do try to buy stuff made in the USA. I found this one:, but not sure about the country of origin. Enjoy!

  5. I had heard of Madeleines, but didn't know how they were made. I love lemon in baked goods. These sound really tasty. Mimi will enjoy receiving them I'm sure! :-)

    1. They're pretty basic. I hope you'll give 'em a go. I think Mimi will be really surprised.

  6. I've never made these! I've enjoyed eating the ones others have made but I've never made any myself. I'll have to do this. I think J's family used to make these so it would bring back happy memories for him too!


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