Eggless Madeleine


Madelines are small shell-like shaped light and airy cookies. These French Staple butter and sugar cookies melts in your  Soft and white on one side and crisp on other side. Here is my eggless version of it.


Whenever we go to Costco, we bring back a big box of Madeleine (Pronounced as Mad-Helens, h silent). Its kiddo’s favorite snack. These cookies are his daily school snacks. So thought of trying it at home. Found this recipe and with this recipe as the base, I tried these cookies with APF  ignoring lemon and of course sour cream. We loved it and it became a staple at our home. You can use APF or cake flour. Of course cake flour yields soft cookies but with APF you get good ones too.


For this recipe I am using APF only.I didn’t use sour cream  but went with greek yogurt instead. And for this recipe you need the Madeleine tray. As its kiddos favorite I didn’t mind buying this shell shaped baking tray.



  • Butter – 1.5 sticks
  • Greek yogurt – 2 tbsps
  • Corn starch – 2 tbsps
  • Milk – 8 tbsps
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Baking poper – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup


  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Mix the corn starch, milk and yogurt and mix until fluffy. I used my hand mixer.


  • Now add sugar and mix.


  • Start adding the dry ingredients and the butter and make sure everything is mixed.


  • Now grease the madeleine tray and fill those shells with the batter. (1-1.5 tbsps)


  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown around the edges.


So basically these cookies will be brown on one side and soft and white on the other. :-)



*APF – All Purpose Flour

Also sending this to Valli’s anniversary event.

39 thoughts on “Eggless Madeleine

    • Hi Subha, Welcome to my space. Oh yeah you can try them in cupcake trays also or just like any other cookie. Traditionally they are shell shaped cookies but we can modify it according to our needs. :-)

  1. sandhyaramakrishnan

    I have been eyeing the madeleine pan for a while now. After seeing your recipe, I am tempted to buy one soon :)

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  4. usha

    I bought a Madeleine pan few years ago & have not used it yet. I was hoping to use it at least during this marathon but have not done so till now. Homemade is always better than store bought goodies. Your madeleines cane out good.

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