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
- Electric Mixer
- Madeleine Mold
- Small Saucepan (to make caramel dip)
For The Madeleines
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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