Coconut Madeleine Cookies

Madeleine CookiesI was experimenting with my madeleine recipe and made coconut madeleines. Yes, these have been perfected!

This recipe makes 24 light and delicious madeleine cookies.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons melted butter to grease the pans
3 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
powdered sugar for decorating

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F Generously butter and flour the madeleine pans.

Beat together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl with a handheld mixer. Once incorporated, add in the coconut extract, lemon zest, baking powder and salt.

Slowly add in the flour and then the coconut, once incorporated add the melted butter slowly. Add a quarter of the butter, beat the mixture and continue to add another quarter of the mixture, continue this until fully incorporated.

Spoon the batter into the pan leaving a little room from the top for the batter to rise.

Bake for 13-17 minutes or until the center has puffed up and the madeleine are a beautiful golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool in the pans and remove gently.

Dust cookies with powdered sugar and store in a air-tight container but they won’t last long.

To make them extra special, melt 16 ounces of chocolate in the microwave and dip the cookies in them.

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