Sunday, May 9, 2010
Cookie Recipe #127 - Orange Madeleines
Madeleines for Mother...these tasty little orange-flavored cookies are almost like biting into a shell-shaped cake. The only pitfall is you need to have a madeleine pan, so if you invest in one, try several different kinds or even share the pan with friends.
Ingredients: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon orange extract (I used fresh orange juice), 1/2 teaspoon shredded orange peel, 1 cup powdered sugar, extra powdered sugar for sprinkling.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pan with cooking spray. Melt butter and allow to cool. In large mixing bowl, beat eggs, orange extract (juice), and orange peel on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat another 5 minutes or until thick.
Sift flour and baking powder over mixture and gently fold in, then add butter and mix until smooth. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.
Bake approximately 8 minutes, or until edges are light brown. Cool in the pan 1-2 minutes. Loosen cookies with a knife, if necessary, then invert pan on a cooling rack. When cool, sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar.
Makes 24 madeleines.