Your Holiday Menu: Chocolate Madeleines with 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.

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).

Just like most families, our holiday season is hectic and (sometimes) frantic. This year, our calendar seemed to have filled fairly early on in the month.

Between visiting family, friends, and Leo’s godparents, I decided to whip up a holiday dessert that would be easy to take to-go. While Christmas cookies are easy to pack up, I figured that chocolate madeleines would make for a more original dessert-offering.

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.

Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip

For the madeleines:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 stick butter, softened + 2-3 tbsp for coating pan

For the caramel dip:
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cooking cream
1 vanilla bean
1/8 tsp salt

To make the 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.

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. 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. 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.

Comments

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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