Caroline Wright

VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Madeleines

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Peanut butter adds an American twist to this classic French pastry. Instead of the more traditional ground almonds, peanut butter is added to the batter which give these madeleines a subtle yet distinctive nutty taste. Madeleines are at the intersection of cakes and cookies, so they’re sure to make fans of both happy!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling
Yield: 24 cookies


Baking spray, with flour and oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Powdered sugar, for dusting


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray 2 madeleine pans with baking spray, or brush with butter and dust with flour. Stir together butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.

2. Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Whisk together eggs and sugar until combined. Stir in flour until incorporated, then whisk in peanut butter mixture. Divide batter among prepared tins using a level tablespoon measure. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until madeleines are puffed and golden. Cool 5 minutes in pan set on wire rack, then gently remove to cool completely. Dust madeleines with powdered sugar before serving.

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VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Madeleines