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Lavender Madeleines

Today kicks off one of my favorite events of the year, Spring Sweets Week. Winter has definitely overstayed it's welcome this year and nothing helps lift your spirits like bright spring flavors!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product from sponsor companies to help in the creation of my recipes.  All opinions are mine alone.

I've been working on my madeleine making skills for a few years now.  When I saw the extract pastes that Taylor & Colledge sent for us to use in our recipes I thought a lavender one with a vanilla glaze would be lovely.

The most important thing about madeleines is that you make sure to beat them for long enough, until the dough 'ribbons" and to chill them for long enough.  My first test pan of 6 I baked after 60 minutes chilling time and they did not get the classic hump.

The second try they'd been chilling for two hours and look at how beautifully puffy they turned out! They are amazing plain, but I dusted a few with powdered sugar and those were good too.

But I couldn't get that glaze idea out of my head!  I went ahead and dipped the madeleines on an angle and then sprinkled them with some sanding sugar in spring colors.

Everything just works so well together, the lavender base with the touch of Selefina cinnamon, the not super sweet vanilla bean extract glaze, and then the festively colored sugar.

Thank you Selefina Spices and Taylor & Colledge for sponsoring Spring Sweets Week! Be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize package from one of our four amazing sponsors by using the link down below.  Also be sure to check out the recipes from the other talented bloggers being shared all week long!

Lavender Madeleines

Lavender Madeleines
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1/2 stick butter + 3T for coating the pans
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Taylor & Colledge lavender extract paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Selefina cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  • Sanding sugar (optional)
Glaze (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean extract paste
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons water


  1. In a small saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Set aside. Beat eggs, lavender extract paste and salt on high speed with electric mixer until light. I like to use the whisk attachment.
  2. Add the sugar slowly in a steady stream, beating continually. Continue to beat on high speed until mixture is thick and pale, and ribbons form, about 5 to 8 minutes. Sift together flour, baking powder and cinnamon and fold into egg mixture in 3 additions.
  3. Fold the melted butter quickly but gently into the batter. Let the batter rest for ar least 2 hours.
  4. Heat oven to 375º. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Using a silicone brush, coat the Madeleine molds. Divide batter evenly among indentations in the Madeleine pans, filling to about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and they spring back slightly when pressed. Move to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
  6. Enjoy as is, dust with powdered sugar or make glaze and decorate with sanding sugar
For the glaze
  1. Combine vanilla bean extract paste, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1 to 2 Tablespoons of water to desired consistency. Dip half the madeleine into glaze, let excess run off. Place on rack or parchment paper and sprinkle on sanding sugar if desired.
lavender, Madeleine, cookies
Dessert, breakfast, brunch


Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages!

Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

  • Banana Spice Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting by Family Around the Table
  • Blackberry Lavender Cake by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Color Changing Eggless Blood Orange Jello Cake by Magical Ingredients
  • Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Scones by Blogghetti
  • Easy Mini Cheesecakes by Art of Natural Living
  • Funfetti Conchas by Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Icebox Cake by Frugal & Fit
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Kate's Recipe Box
  • Key Lime Bars by Jen Around the World
  • Key Lime Coconut Thumbprints by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Lavender Linzer Cookies with Kumquat Marmalade by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Lavender Madeleines by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Lemon Blueberry Upside Down Cake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Lemon Carrot Loaf Cake by Sweet Beginnings
  • Lemon Lime Dessert Crepes by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
  • Lime Pink Peppercorn Cookies by That Recipe

  • Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors that are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you to Melissa's Produce, Anolon, Taylor & Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support. We have an incredible giveaway with four amazing prizes and would love it if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win! 

    Prize #1:  A Fresh and Dried Organics Basket from Melissa's Produce.

    A box of fresh and dried fruits.

    One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s Fresh and Dried Organics Basket. This hand-woven basket holds a delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits and is carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. Melissa's Produce has everything from common apples and bananas to exotic passion fruit and kumquats. 

    Prize # 2:  A $30 Gift certificate to Selefina Spices.

    3 spice jars and a spoon with spices on it.

    One winner will enjoy a $30 gift certificate to buy all their favorite spices for cooking and baking! Selefina Spices sells an assortment of spices gathered using dedication and care with which we’ve curated their online tea collection. With our decades of experience sourcing products and establishing global connections their mission is to be able to bring you fresher, higher-quality spices and seasonings at lower prices. 

    Prize #3:  A selection of 4 extract pastes from Taylor & Colledge.

    Five tubes of extract pastes

    One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include almond, lemon, organic vanilla bean, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla.

    Prize #4:  AnolonPro Bakeware 2 Piece Set of Half Sheet Cookie Pans.

    2 cookie sheets

    One winner will win a 2-piece set of 13-inch x 18-inch half sheet baking pans for cookies!  These aluminized steel professional sheet pans deliver unmatched durability and heat conduction for incredibly reliable results and are oven safe to 550°F.  You'll be able to bake all your favorite cookies to perfection. Anolon Pro Bakeware gives you professional grade bakeware at affordable prices.

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    Jolene, these turned out beautifully. I can almost taste them through the screen. Gorgeous.
    Hezzi-D said…
    These are gorgeous! I love the color and the flavor!
    Karen said…
    You got a nice "bump" on your Madeleines! Gorgeous!
    Kate said…
    These just scream spring tea party!
    Cindy Kerschner said…
    I love madeleines! Those colors and sprinkles sing spring to me!
    That sprinkle mix is perfectly spring! I love Madeleines!
    Jennifer said…
    These cookies are almost to pretty to eat! I love having them with coffee.
    Sue Lau said…
    I love the color of those sanding sugars with the lavender theme.
    Chris said…
    That does it. I have GOT to get me a madeleines pan so I can make these. They look so pretty! And the sanding sugar color is fun for spring.
    Inger said…
    I love lavender and madeleines so this is great. I am always thankful I decided to buy my pan!
    Lisa said…
    I am ordering a pan to make these! So pretty and yummy,
    Radha said…
    These madeleines look amazing and I love the lavender flavor.

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