Vanilla Bean Madeleine Cookies

vanilla madeleine cookies



For the Vanilla Bean Madeleines

  • 113 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled (1/2 c)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 120 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or seeds from 1 vanilla bean (alt. 1 Tbs vanilla extract)
  • 35 g milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100 g all purpose flour

For the Raspberry Sugar

  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 10 g freeze dried raspberries, crushed


To Make Vanilla Bean Madeleine Cookies

  1. Melt the butter and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine eggs and sugar in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer and whisk attachment for 5 minutes on medium high speed. The eggs will be pale and thick when done. 
  3. Next, whisk in the butter by hand. Then add the vanilla and milk and gently whisk to combine.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, and gently whisk until no flour remains. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 30 minutes before baking the madeleines. Remove madeleine batter from fridge once oven is ready.
  6. If using the recommended pan, do not butter the pan. If using another kind of madeleine pan, butter it with softened butter. Portion a heaping tablespoon of batter into each sea shell mold, and do not worry about smoothing the batter out. The batter will spread as it bakes.
  7. Bake vanilla bean madeleines for 10-12 minutes. You know they are done when they are golden brown on the edges and they spring back when you touch them lightly. You should see that iconic peak formed in the center of each madeleine as well.
  8. Turn madeleine pan over and release the French cookies onto a cooling rack with the shell side down.
  9. If you wish, make the raspberry sugar by combining granulated sugar and crushed freeze dried raspberries. Dip the edge of a madeleine in the sugar, or you can coat the entire shell for more flavor.
  10. Cool and enjoy. Madeleines are the absolute best eaten the same day, but they are okay the second day as well.


This is a Baker Street Society original recipe.

Keywords: madeleine cookies, madeleines, vanilla bean, raspberry sugar