Peppermint Madeleines

These Peppermint Madeleines are slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies that just feel like Christmas.

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These Peppermint Madeleines are slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies that just feel like Christmas.


Welcome to another #ChristmasCookies, hosted by Ellen at Family Around the Table and Christie at A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. Throughout the week, myself and my blogging friends hope to inspire you with some new recipes for all of your holiday baking needs. Need a new cookie for a cookie swap? We can help you out! Want to impress guests with a holiday dessert table? There are some seriously gorgeous and unique Christmas cookies shared every year! In addition to checking back here on the blog, for new recipes, be sure to check out the the #ChristmasCookies Pinterest Board for both past and current recipes.

Also, below the recipe, you’ve got a list of some other fabulous Christmas Cookies, that my blogging friends are sharing, and a bit about our sponsors. They’re giving away two great packages – one for your holiday entertaining and one for your holiday baking, so check them out and enter to win. 

These Peppermint Madeleines are slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies that just feel like Christmas.

It feels like every month or season has a flavor, especially the months towards the end of the year. September is all about apples, October is pumpkins, and November is cranberries. For me, the flavors of eggnog and peppermint are synonymous with December. But believe it or not, I have no peppermint recipes on this blog, and only a single eggnog recipe (Eggnog Cupcakes, if you were wondering). Time to change that.

These Peppermint Madeleines are a sweet, cake-like cookie with a light peppermint flavor, thanks to Adams Extract Peppermint Extract. Madeleines aren’t something that you see often – they aren’t difficult to make, but do require a special pan. I served these cookies at my holiday party last year, but they’d make a wonderful addition to a Christmas cookie care package or a fabulous snack, when paired with a Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

These Peppermint Madeleines are slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies that just feel like Christmas.

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Slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies ring in the feeling of Christmas.

Peppermint Madeleines

These Peppermint Madeleines are slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies that just feel like Christmas.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 9 1/2 Tbs. unsalted butter divided (1 stick, plus 1 1/2 Tbs.)
  • 3 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. crushed peppermint candy canes
  • confectioners' sugar optional

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. In a small bowl, melt 1 stick (8 Tbs.) of butter. Set aside to cool. In another small bowl, melt remaining 1 1/2 Tbs. butter. Allow to cool slightly before using to grease two madeleine pans. (If you only have one, grease it and then set butter aside to grease the pan again before putting in the second tray).

Make Cookies:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs, sugar and peppermint extract on medium until well combined, about 3 minutes. Scrape down sides of the bowl and mix in butter. Reduce speed to low and add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Again, scrape down sides of the bowl and fold in candy cane pieces. 

  2. Using two spoons, portion batter into prepared madeleine pan, so that each shell is almost full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set - if you tap the top, it should spring back. 

  3. Remove cookies from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, dust with confectioners' sugar and store in an airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

Note: Candy cane bits that touch the bottom of the pan will melt a bit, making what looks like little holes in the cookie. Dusting with confectioners' sugar helps hide what seems like imperfections, but is totally optional. 

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s Coconut Madeleines.

These Peppermint Madeleines are slightly sweet, lightly pepperminty cake-like cookies that just feel like Christmas.

Again, thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.

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