David Lebovits’ Lemon Madelines
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
1 hr 24 mins

Light, buttery, slightly tangy from the glaze these madelines are a real treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cookies, lemon madelines
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 9 Tbsp unsalted butter melted then brought to room temperature
  1. Brush Madeline moulds with melted butter, sprinkle with flour then shake the excess out. Place the mold into fridge or freezer.
  2. With mixer fitted with whip attachment, whip eggs, salt & sugar for 5 minutes, until very thick but fluffy.
  3. Sift flour and powdered sugar into the bowl with whipped eggs, then gently fold it in until fully incorporated.
  4. Add zest of the lemon to the melted then cooled to room temperature butter, and keep adding and folding this mixture to the whipped egg mixture, until fully incorporated.
  5. Coveer the bowl and leave in the fridge for 1 hour (can be refrigerated up to 12 hours).
  6. Heat oven to 425F.
  7. Fill each madeline mold 3/4 full, leaving it in the middle without spreading it out.
  8. Bake in pre-heated oven for 8-9 minutes or until the cookies are baked through and pressing on them with finger does not make them sink.
While the cookies are baking make the glaze:
  1. In a bowl mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and water until smooth and no lumps appear.
  2. Remove cookies from oven, shake them out of the mold. Once cookies are cool enough to hold in hands, dip each madeline in the glaze, rotating so that all sides are covered. Scrape off excess with the dull side of the knife. Place each Madeline shell design side down and allow the glaze to harden.
Nutrition Facts
David Lebovits’ Lemon Madelines
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.