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Gingerbread Madeleines

Gingerbread Madeleines. Delicate, cake-like cookies infused with the flavors of gingerbread! A perfect treat for your holiday dessert table. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 madeleines
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • ¼ cup butter flavored coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • of salt
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a madeleine pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with extra coconut oil.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together coconut oil and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg and egg yolk and mix until fully combined.
  • Add molasses and vanilla extract and mix to incorporate.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt and spices. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, fill each madeleine mold with batter, spreading it out a bit as the batter will be moderately thick.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the madeleines are puffed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for about 5 minutes before loosening, then remove and cool madeleines on a wire rack until cool.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.


Adapted from BHG.com
Madeleines are best within a day of baking, or frozen for up to 3 months.