Cinnamon-Ginger Madeleines

Don't pass on the molasses! The dark brown syrup adds robust and distinct flavor to these ginger- and cinnamon-laced treats.

Cinnamon-Ginger Madeleines with speckled brown coffee mug
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
48 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in both sugars until light and fluffy, scraping bowl as needed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in molasses.

  2. In a small bowl stir together remaining ingredients. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over butter mixture; fold in until combined. Repeat with remaining flour mixture. Cover and chill batter 2 to 4 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour twenty-four 3-inch madeleine molds. Spoon batter into prepared molds, filling each about half full.

  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden and tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in molds 1 minute. Using the point of a knife, loosen each madeleine from the mold; invert mold over a wire rack to release madeleines. Cool completely.

To Store

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.


Let molds cool completely between baking batches of madeleines. Grease and flour molds for each batch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
2g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Folate, total 9.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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