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Meyer Lemon Madeleines

While you do need a special pan, I promise these Madeleines are worth it. Refreshing and light, serve them with tea.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make madeleines, lemon madeleine recipe, meyer lemon madeleines
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 139 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 3/4 cup all-all purpose flour 116 g
  • 1/2 cup sugar 117 g
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter 110 g
  • 1 tablespoon meyer lemon zest of regular lemon
  • madeleine pan
  • confectioners sugar for dusting


  1. Butter and flour a Madeleine pan.  Set aside.  Add lemon zest to sugar and stir.  Place sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.  Combine.

  2. Add eggs and beat until mixture is smooth. With mixer running slowly add melted butter until smooth and creamy. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Remove from refrigerator and bake in a 400 degree F (202C) oven until puffed and golden brown. About 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over pan to release the hot madeleines. Dust with confectioners sugar.

Recipe Notes

for high altitudes above 4500 feet add 1 tablespoon additional flour and 1 tablespoons additional sugar. Madeleines can be flavored with just about anything.  Infuse herbs into the butter to flavor and strain before using to add additional flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Meyer Lemon Madeleines
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.