Almond Madeleines \\ Sweet Laurel

Tender, buttery madeleines are one of my favorite cookies to enjoy with tea, and these rich, almond scented ones are a lovely twist on the classic. The texture is less cakey, and almond is truly the hero here, but it is the perfect base for adding some of your favorite flavors. Vanilla with a touch of cinnamon, maybe? Or cocoa with some orange zest? These little cookies can be adapted to whatever afternoon tea vibe you’re in.

Note: For a milder almond flavor, replace almond extract with pure vanilla extract

Almond Madeleines \ Sweet Laurel

Almond Madeleines \ Sweet Laurel

Almond Madeleines \ Sweet Laurel

Gluten Free and Vegan Almond Madeleines

Yields for 12 Madeleines


2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt


Preheat oven to 350F.

Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl with a rubber spatula until a soft dough is formed. Use your fingers to break up any clumps of almond flour.

Place dough in silicone Madeleine mold (metal will work too, however, you must grease the pan first). Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, or until set and lightly golden brown.

Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then gently flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Almond Madeleines \\ Sweet Laurel

  1. Christy

    I commented on Claire’s post of this recipe on her page but I’ll post here too. They did not work for me. They were very doughy and did not spread at all. I followed the recipe exactly. I used Simple Truth Almond meal/flour.

    1. sweetlaurel

      Hi Christy! So sorry to hear this. The dough is pretty thick for these cookies. I usually grab a ball of the dough and press them into the madeleine mold. I’ve never used Simple Truth Almond Flour, I’m sure it’s great. They only other variable is the coconut oil. It need to be totally melted. Sometimes that causes the dough to not turn out properly. Hope you try them again soon! They are seriously one of my favorite cookies to whip up. Love their flavor too. xo


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