Chocolate & Orange Madeleine Cookies

Chocolate Orange Madeleine Cookies (via abeautifulmess.com)I feel sort of bad because I don’t have anything red, white and blue to share with you before our Fourth of July weekend begins. Total fail on that. I’m pretty sure you can click around and find plenty, but still.

No, instead I decided to fill your mind with thoughts of chocolaty goodness—total weekend food no matter what you’re celebrating this weekend. 

Chocolate Madeleine Cookies (via abeautifulmess.com)Before we jump into how to make these deceptively easy cookies, I just need to point out a possible serving option. I HIGHLY recommend you slice these in half and fill with Nutella and fresh strawberries (or raspberries). It’s the tops! You go from just a good cookie to A TOTALLY AMAZING WHOOPIE PIE.

Just saying.

Chocolate madeleine recipe Chocolate & Orange Madeleines, makes one dozen standard size madeleines.

4 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup melted, cooled butter
zest from one orange

In a bowl beat together the eggs, sugar and salt until well combined and the batter begins to slightly change in color. Stir in the vanilla.

Chocolate madeleine recipeStir in the flour and cocoa. Then stir in the melted and slightly cooled butter. Stir until just combined and nearly no lumps remain in your batter (you do not need to over mix here).

Naked orange!Excuse me, but your rind is showing. 

(Lame naked fruit joke.)

Now add in the orange zest. Then spoon the batter into your buttered madeleine pan. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean. Allow to cool for just a few minutes before removing from the pan to a cooling rack.

Chocolate Orange Madeleine Cookies (via abeautifulmess.com) If you’ve never had madeleines before, they are dense and cake-y. Great for making little whoopie pies (as already explained) or you can serve one or two along side a scoop of ice cream. You can also just eat them warm out of the oven by yourself while still wearing your dusty apron. Maybe you can guess which one I did. 🙂 Enjoy and happy 4th of July weekend! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

Chocolate & Orange Madeleines

Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup melted cooled butter
  • zest from one orange

Instructions

  1. In a bowl beat together the eggs, sugar and salt until well combined and the batter begins to slightly change in color. Stir in the vanilla.
  2. Stir in the flour and cocoa. Then stir in the melted and slightly cooled butter. Stir until just combined and nearly no lumps remain in your batter (you do not need to over mix here).
  3. Now add in the orange zest. Then spoon the batter into your buttered madeleine pan. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean. Allow to cool for just a few minutes before removing from the pan to a cooling rack.

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