Madeleines are cookies that most folks find impressive but are secretly really easy to make. They are also among my favorite cookies. Of these three recipes, the orange are my favorite!
Preheat oven to 375.
With a mixer, beat together one egg, 2 teaspoons milk, 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt.
Add 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Combine thoroughly.
Add 4 tablespoons melted but cooled butter, and whip until thick ribbons are formed by your batter.
For orange: mix in the zest of one orange. For Earl Grey: mix in two teaspoons of Earl Grey tea and the zest of one lemon. For matcha: mix in two teaspoons of matcha powder.
Fill each madeleine mold 2/3 full. Bake approximately 11 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. When cooled, dust with powdered sugar if you feel so inclined. The matcha always end up more pillowy than the others for me, just fair warning.
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