Madeleine Cookies with Lavender, Anise, and Honey

Madeleine Recipe with Lavender, Honey, and Anise
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The perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea or coffee, these lavender madeleine cookies with anise and honey are light, dainty, and aromatic.

Despite their inherent sophistication, these madeleines are extraordinarily easy to make (they only take ten minutes to bake!). Impress guests, stave off your late-afternoon hunger, and introduce uniquely paired ingredients to your taste buds.

As far as tea and coffee go, magnify the experience with a matcha green tea, this vegan turmeric latte, or this vegan superfood hot chocolate with reishi, maca, and raw cacao. Or, keep it simple and sip a lavender tea aside your madeleines.

Madeleine Recipe with Lavender, Anise, and Honey

Makes 24 madeleines

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon anise
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 drops lavender essential oil
  • Extra butter and flour for greasing and dusting
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grease a madeleine mold with butter and sprinkle with flour. Set aside.

Sift the flour into a large bowl with the almond flour. Add in the sugar, anise, and salt.

Heat the butter until it is just melted but not bubbling. Pour the butter into the flour mixture along with the honey, eggs, and lavender oil. Whisk until well combined.

Fill each madeleine mold with the batter, but do not overfill. About one tablespoon per mold should be enough.

Bake for ten minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for five minutes before popping the madeleines from their molds. Repeat this process with leftover batter. Dust the decorative side of the madeleines with powdered sugar through a sieve.

These madeleines are so light, you can enjoy a few at a time and not feel weighed down. Serve and enjoy!

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Aylin Erman
Aylin Erman

Aylin is founder of GlowKitchen, a food blog with an emphasis on vegan and gluten-free fare. Aylin has been living in Istanbul, where she is founder and CEO of a cold-pressed juice and healthy foods company JÜS (www.jusistanbul.com).