Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip
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Every holiday menu needs sweet elegance: offer your guests these chocolate madeleines and they’ll thank you for days (and so will your sweet tooth).
If you love chocolate, then these are the cookies for you! They look just as festive and party-ready as the holly crinkle cookies. Dress up your cookie platter with these impressive chocolate madeleines.
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Is your holiday season pretty frantic? It seems like the calendar fills up more and more each year. When you have a bunch of parties and dinners to attend, you need a reliable and fun cookie recipe that you can trust will always win.
That’s the beauty of these chocolate madeleines! They are super cute and everyone loves them. I’ll admit, you might want to keep a few at home, you’ll enjoy them too!
How To Make Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip
I used all whole ingredients to make these homemade cookies. Every single bite is worth it! The recipe card includes both the instructions for the cookies and a delicious caramel dip.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
All the exact amounts you need are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a quick list of what you need to get from the store.
For the Chocolate Madeleines
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa flour
- Baking powder
- Eggs, at room temperature
- Vanilla bean
- Butter, softened
For the Caramel Dip
Homemade Chocolate Madeleine Cookie Tips
If you have any questions that are not answered in the following tips, please leave them in the comments. I’m sure you are going to love this easy cookie recipe!
Coat the Madeliene Pan
This dough sticks to pans, so prepare your pan before you bake them. I found that spreading butting in the pan is the best way. You can also coat it lightly with a dusting of flour.
Use Vanilla Instead Of A Vanilla Bean
Using a real vanilla bean will give the cookies an unmistakably rich flavor. Alternatively, you can replace one vanilla bean with 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Remove Air Bubbles
Spoon the batter into the madeleine mold. Be careful and only fill it 3/4 full. Then, tap the pan on the countertop to eliminate any air bubbles.
Make The Homemade Caramel Dip
Save this recipe even if it is just to have the caramel dip! It tastes delicious drizzled on top of apples or in your homemade latte.
Making homemade caramel sauce is super simple. You just need a small saucepan. Cook all the caramel sauce ingredients over medium heat. As soon as it boils, remove it from the heat. Let it cool and then store it in mason jars in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip
- Medium-Sized Bowl
- Madeleine Mold
- Small Saucepan (to make caramel dip)
For The Madeleines
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs large, at room temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 stick butter, softened plus 2-3 tbsp for coating pan
For The Caramel Dip
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup cooking cream
- 1 vanilla bean
- ⅛ tsp salt
To Make Madeleines
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Coat your madeline pan generously so as to avoid any sticky situations.
- In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, cacao, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, start slowly mixing eggs and sugar. Scrape vanilla from bean and add to the mixture. Add stick of butter.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to your egg and sugar mixture. Mix on medium-high.
- Spoon into madeleine mold, 3/4 full. Tap pan on countertop to eliminate air bubbles. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
To Make The Caramel Dip
- In a small pot, mix all of your ingredients and cook on medium heat. Wait until it boils and remove from heat. Once cooled, pour into a mason jar.
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The holidays are not the same unless you .have something sweet like this. I will try and make these and the caramel sauce when I have a party
Oh this is perfect, I just got my Madeleine cookie mold and cant wait to use it… I’m excited about trying this recipe out.
Yum!1 you had me at chocolate for sure. I love desserts that are chocolate that pair well with tea or coffee.
So many wonderful treats and meals this holiday season. I know this would definitely wow the family!
Love that caramel dip idea! I’ve been so used eating madeleines on their own and I think a dip is a lovely addition to it! Thanks for the recipe!
So many yummy treats this time of year. I haven’t had madeleines with caramel before but I’m definitely trying it now. YUM
These sound so great on their own! But then you add a caramel dip and take them over the top, yum!
These look so yummy! I want a few right now, before I go to bed!
Oh my goodness these look absolutely delicious!!! The recipe looks easy to follow too and I really appreciate that.
Madeline’s are the best and I love the chocolate ones even better! So trying out this recipe!
Oh man these look so good! I feel like there are so many fun sweets I want to make and eat this year! This one is totally going on the MUST make list!
The holidays were meant for sweet treats. I think these would make any gathering great.
Perfect for the holidays! I never had chocolate madeleines but I’m sure I would love them!
I’ve never had Chocolate Madeleines before – they look really good. Having the caramel dip on the side is also a plus!
Wow, these are showstoppers and look delicious! I’d love to try and make these as a gift!
I think the caramel dip makes these cookies really special. Such an original idea. Looks yummy!
I’ve been trying to go my diet plan but this holiday keeps on ruining it. This is irresistible and I love how it’s being presented. Looks like it taste like heave <3
Wow…those look delish, especially with the caramel dip. I never knew how to make caramel. Great recipe.
Wow! These look absolutely delectable. Lucky to have you as a guest to their party. Definitely different from cookies.
I have never heard of madeleines but they sound delicious. I love making treats that are good to travel with. And everything is good when dipped in caramel sauce.
I have never had madeleines. They sound tasty and I love anything with caramel dip. I am going to have to try it.
These chocolate madeleines look so mouthwatering, I love that the recipe is easy to understand and contains nothing complicated.
What a sweet treat for the holidays. I bet this will go well for family gatherings during the holidays or even on New Year’s Eve night. Yummy!
Yum, these cookies look so delicious! I have never made madelines, but this looks like a great recipe to try!!
These chocolate madeleines look so light and lovely. And the caramel dip looks divine for dipping. I can just picture my kids dipping into this jar with drips of caramel all over their chins and fingertips.
I so appreciate the fact that you added a caramel dip! I’m sure it tastes even better with that! I would love to try this recipe one of these days!
OH that dip sounds amazing! I love Madeleines and have always wanted to make them myself! I need to get a pan!
Oh these look so good! All the holiday sweets are calling my name lately.
These are so pretty and I’m sure they are delicious too! My youngest daughter loves Madeleines and calls them “mermaid cookies.” She would be so excited to see these in our kitchen!
Now this is something I’ve never seen before nor heard of. They do like delicious…and that caramel sauce – yum!!
I don’t believe I’ve had these before? Always enjoy discovering and trying new things. Especially when they are a sweet treat!
Yum! They look delicious. I haven’t had Madeline’s in so long. I will have to give these a try!
you had me at caramel! I would probably skip your amazing madeleines and lick the caramel clean!
THIS is my kind of holiday treat! I am going to have to make these this week for Christmas. I adore anything with a little caramel!
These madelines just look so delicious especially with that caramel dip! Perfect for the holidays.
I’m so excited about trying this recipe. I was looking for something different for a holiday party this weekend.
These chocolate madeleines look so good. I love how you’ve paired them with caramel sauce. This would make a great little late night treat or a nice gift to share with friends during the holidays.
My aunt would go to France a lot when I was younger for work and would always bring me back madeleines, this recipe totally brought me back to my childhood. Thank you!
I don’t think I have ever had these but they look delicious and the caramel dip is a good add on!