1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
10 tbps (11/4 sticks) unsalted butter (melted, but cooled slightly)
You’ll need a madeleine pan, which you can find in specialty cooking stores or online. I found mine in a small kitchen store at an outlet mall.
Preheat your oven to 375. Spray your pan with cooking spray or butter it generously. I love the spray that has flour in it – perfect for baking.
Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl, just to blend. Beat in vanilla, salt, and lemon peel. Add flour gradually, then beat just until blended. Add the butter in a steady stream, beating just until blended. You definitely do not want to over-blend these dainty cookies.
Spoon 1 tbsp of batter into each seashell shaped mold. Bake until puffed and golden (about 15 minutes). Cool for at least 5 minutes before gently removing from your pan.
Voila! Feel free to dust your madeleines with powdered sugar or enjoy them as is with a cup of tea or coffee.