Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip


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.

Chocolate madeleines with caramel dip.

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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!

Your holiday menu needs more chocolate. And caramel. Heck, why don't you just cover it with desserts - your sweet tooth will thank you later.

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.

Chocolate madeleines with caramel dip.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients 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

For the Caramel Dip

Your holiday menu needs more chocolate. And caramel. Heck, why don't you just cover it with desserts - your sweet tooth will thank you later.

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 holiday dessert.
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Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip

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Slightly crisp on the outside and insanely spongy and soft on the inside, this simple, classic chocolate madeleines recipe will make your family and guests thank you for days.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes





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
  • 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.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: caramel dip, chocolate madeleines, french butter cakes, soft chocolate cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 208kcal
Holiday treat chocolate madeleines and caramel dipping sauce.

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  1. Yum, these cookies look so delicious! I have never made madelines, but this looks like a great recipe to try!!

  2. 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.

  3. OH that dip sounds amazing! I love Madeleines and have always wanted to make them myself! I need to get a pan!

  4. 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!

  5. Now this is something I’ve never seen before nor heard of. They do like delicious…and that caramel sauce – yum!!

  6. I don’t believe I’ve had these before? Always enjoy discovering and trying new things. Especially when they are a sweet treat!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!