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Lemon Madeleines

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From the Wildflowers Inn, North Conway, NH.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 10 t (1-1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously butter and flour pan for large madeleines* (about 3x1-1/4 inches). Using electric mixer, beat eggs and 2/3 cup sugar in large bowl just to blend. Beat in vanilla, lemon peel and salt. Add flour; beat just until blended. Gradually add cooled melted butter in steady stream, beating just until blended.
Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and brown, about 16 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Gently remove from pan. Repeat process, buttering and flouring pan before each batch. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)
Dust cookies with powdered sugar.
*A metal mold with scallop-shaped indentations, sold at cookware stores.
Updated Monday, December 1st, 2008
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