Gingerbread Madeleines

Gingerbread madeleines
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 36 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 salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • Powdered sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the molasses until combined.

  2. In a small bowl stir together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Sprinkle about half the flour mixture over the butter mixture; fold in until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture. Cover and chill batter for 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 for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden and tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in molds for 1 minute. Using the point of a knife, loosen each madeleine from the mold; invert mold over a wire rack to release madeleines. Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


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


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
2g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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