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Cranberry Madeleines

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When I saw fresh cranberries at the grocery store this week, I quickly tossed a couple bags into my cart. I wasn’t expecting to see them on the shelves for another few weeks, so I’m excited to start baking with them a little early this year. One of my favorite things to make with them is my cranberry coffee cake, so I plan to make that tomorrow for breakfast – but first, I decided that I needed to incorporate cranberries into my Christmas cookies for this week! Since I enjoyed Dorie’s recipe for madeleines so much the first time I made them, I decided to tweak her recipe again to make these cranberry-flavored cookies. They go perfectly with a cup of tea or hot cocoa!

Recipe adapted from Baking From my Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

In a small sauce pan, heat the water over medium-high heat. Cook down the cranberries until they burst.

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In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

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In a small bowl, beat the eggs and sugar 2-3 minutes, and then beat in the vanilla and cranberries. Fold in the dry ingredients and then the melted butter. Press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the batter and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.

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When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spoon the batter into the mold, filling each one almost to the top.

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Bake mini madeleines 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm. Makes 60 mini madeleines.

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Posted by on October 15, 2010.

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32 Responses

  1. The first thing I thought when I saw these was how PRETTY they are! What a gorgeous cookie.

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:27 am

  2. how pretty! I can’t wait to make these!

    by Terri A. on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

  3. What a lovely use of cranberries! I am definitely going to check out your cranberry coffee cake, too.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:20 am

  4. Gorgeous cookies, they look easy to make!

    by Tracy on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

  5. Lovely Cranberry Cookies which will be loved by all.

    by srithasan on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:28 am

  6. I LOVE cranberries! These look wonderful – thanks for sharing them!

    by Pam on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:40 am

  7. I’ve never made madeleines before. They look so pretty the way you have them displayed!

    by Sue on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:15 am

  8. Cranberries are here? Yippee, I’ve been waiting for them. Those and the pumpkin creamer! 🙂
    I have to get me a Madeleine pan. These look so festive!

    by Megan on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

  9. These are so pretty! Love it!

    by Jenny Flake on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:31 am

  10. These are so pretty! I love cranberries! I look forward to making homemade cranberry sauce during the holidays and to hold me over until then you can more than likely find me snacking on dried cranberries at home throughout the year. They are so tasty! I will have to try this recipe. I know I’ll love it!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

  11. Bookmarking these for the holidays!

    by Maria on Oct 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm

  12. Love your blog. You have such wonderful photos.

    by Bonnie on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

  13. What a beautiful photo. I have yet to buy myself a madeleine pan. But, looking at your recipe, I can see what I’m missing. Still, I can look at your madeleines and dream.

    by Lisa on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  14. So grgeous and simple, Lovely photos too

    by Jennifurla on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

  15. Oh my Tracy! – I just LOVE the idea of these little gems of a cookie! Madelines are simply wonderful….and how unique to add cranberries to them – brilliant you are!!!

    Happy Friday!
    ~avril 🙂

    by Avril S. Miller on Oct 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  16. Great idea with the cranberry flavour to these fabulous goodies!

    by Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread on Oct 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

  17. Madelines always make me happy.. they just look like a delicious little cookie and yours are just another reason I really need to buckle down and buy a pan!

    by Evan @swEEts on Oct 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

  18. I too was surprised to see bags on cranberries out so early.

    I suppose I should have snapped up a few – but…….

    by megan on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

  19. Ooo la la! Pretty Madeline’s!! I love the look of these.

    by Katrina on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm

  20. Beautiful, Tracy, as usual! I love your link photos your readers can submit! What great way to connect. Thank you!

    by The Church Cook on Oct 16, 2010 at 9:32 am

  21. Cranberries are out?!??! Oh yay!

    Your Madeleines look fabulous….I bet they are delicious!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Oct 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm

  22. I have never tried Madeleines…but they look delish!

    by Ingrid on Oct 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm

  23. Oooooh! It just so happens I have a spare bag of cranberries kicking around!

    by Amber on Oct 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm

  24. Madeleines always seem so fancy! Yours look delicious, and the cranberry makes them perfect for Christmas 🙂

    by megan @ whatmegansmaking on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

  25. They look so pretty!

    by april on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:48 am

  26. I have been lusting after a madeleine pan for so long! I think your pictures have finally pushed me to order one. They look fantastic!

    by amanda @ fake ginger on Oct 18, 2010 at 9:23 am

  27. Madelines + Cranberries! What a great combination! I’ll have to make these soon. Thanks for posting these 🙂

    by Amanda - Small Home Big Start on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  28. These look gorgeous!! I love madeleines, really wish I had this pan!!

    by Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on Oct 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm

  29. I have only made madeleines once, but loved them. These are gorgeous and festive – perfect for the holidays!

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

  30. These are just beautiful! Seeing the beautifully plated cookies makes me want to grab a mug of hot chocolate and watch it snow outside. Guess I need to wait a few months for that… At least for the snow!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Oct 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm

  31. I haven’t made madeleines, but yours make me want to try them. What a fun way to change them up for Christmas.

    by Barbara Bakes on Oct 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm

  32. I love Maddies (as I like to call them). Their cakey texture is so incredible and these, my dear, look perfect.

    by Eliana on Oct 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →