Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Cookie Recipe #220 - Mini Orange Madeleine Sandwiches
Two orange-flavored madeleines + orange filling = one delightful sandwich-soft, spongey and oh, so good.
Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup butter, melted, 1 tablespoon honey, 1-2 tablespoons grated orange zest; for filling: 3 tablespoons butter, 2 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided, 3 tablespoons (or more) freshly squeezed orange juice (or from a carton).
Instructions: Combine the 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar, flour, and cornmeal; set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored. Add sugar mixture and beat just until combined. Add in butter and honey. Stir in orange peel. Cover and chill batter for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a mini madeleine pan with cooking spray (or use regular-size madeleine pan, but only fill about halfway). Stir batter and spoon 1 teaspoonful into each mold.
Bake for 7-8 minutes or until edges are golden. Immediately invert pan and gently tap on counter to unmold cookies. Using the tip of a knife, loosen cookies, if necessary. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Make filling as follows: Beat 3 tablespoons butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Slowly beat in 3 tablespoons orange juice and the remaining 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat in additional orange juice, if necessary.
Spread filling onto bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar before serving.
Makes about 2 dozen sandwiches.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.