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.
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.
Chocolate & Orange Madeleines, makes one dozen standard size madeleines.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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- 4 eggs
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup flour
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ¼ 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.
- 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).
- 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.
Madeleine’s always look so pretty!
I’m salivating! These look soooooooo good! <3
They sound wonderful by themselves but adding the Nutella and fruit just kicks them up a little bit! 🙂
YUM! These look so delicious 🙂
These look amazing! My husband lived in France for a few years and is always telling me about the yummy treats he ate! He loves madeleine cookies so I’ll have to try and make these for him soon!
Time to find a madeline tray! 🙂 These are amazing. And filled with nutella and strawberries? Sold. I can’t wait to try these! I used to work in a french pastry shop and made orange madelines on Sundays. 🙂
For some reason I’ve always associated chocolate oranges with Christmas 😛 but that’s dumb haha. Chocolate oranges for all! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
These look so good and with the strawberries it looks even better! Yum
I love madeleines! they’re so good!
Madeleines are always so cute looking! The chocolate orange combo always a delicious flavor!
This makes me wish I had a madeline tin.
I’m sure I could do regular cookies out of these though, too?
Madeleines are cakes, not cookies. Lovely still.
These sound absolutely amazing. They look really good too.
This recipe is amazing! I would like to make madeleines but I need a madeleines pan!
The madeleines look so amazing!!
Have a good day!
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These look so amazing, I must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Oh these look delicious with the strawberry and nutella in the middle! Love the design too. Anrola.com
You just cannot go wrong with chocolate and orange, these looks delicious!
These look absolutely delicious!
These look way better than the brownies that I just made haha!