Chocolate Dipped Madelines

These rich and buttery Madeline cookies have a unique orange flavor and are dipped in chocolate. Perfect for Saint Mary Magdalene’s feast day.

Well, you got me! Technically, the recipe for these delicious cookies only goes back to the mid nineteenth century and has absolutely nothing to do with Mary Magdalene other than the name.

Madeline is a french form of Magdalene. Mary Magdalene who was a disciple of Christ is mentioned in all four gospels. She was the first witness to the resurrection of Jesus.

She stood by Mary’s side that brutal Good Friday and watched in horror as Jesus was crucified.

In the beginning she was a prostitute, a woman of the streets, that is until she heard Jesus speak and it changed her life for ever.

She went with the women to the tomb and it was there, in the garden Jesus appeared to her. She then went to tell the Apostles what happened and they came to see for them selves that Jesus was resurrected.

These sweet delicious cookies that bears the same name as Mary Magdalene are baked in her honor.


Chocolate Dipped Madelines


1 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons orange zest

Melting chocolate wafers


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray the Madeline baking pan with cooking spray and set a side.
Put the flour, eggs salt and baking powder in a bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip on high speed until thick about 3 minutes. Continue mixing and slowly add butter and sugar. Whip another 2 minutes or until mixture is thick and creamy. Fold in the orange zest with a spatula until just mixed. Stirring just enough to bring everything together.
Chill the dough for about an hour. Spoon the batter into the molds filling each mold 2/3 full. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and unmold immediately.

Follow the directions on the melting chocolate wafers. Dip each Madeline into the chocolate and place on a cooling rack to harden.


Peace be with you,