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Gingerbread Madeleines

These Gingerbread Madeleines put a holiday twist on a classic French dessert. They're perfect for a simple Christmas morning breakfast with a steaming cup of coffee. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword Gingerbread Madeleines, Madeleines
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 123kcal
Author Delicious Everyday


  • 3 eggs
  • 130 g caster sugar 2/3 cup
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 200 g butter melted and cooled, 7oz
  • 200 g plain flour 1 2/3 cups
  • 1 1/2 tbs ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ½ baking powder
  • icing sugar for dusting



  • Place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an a stand mixer and whisk until thick, pale and doubled in volume, around 5 minutes.
  • Add the golden syrup to the melted butter and stir. Add to the egg mixture in two batches, folding through until combined. Sift in the flour and spices and fold through. Cover and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour but preferably overnight.
  • When you are ready to bake the madeleines, preheat the oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit). Butter and flour two 12-shell madeleine pans and place heaped tablespoons of the batter into each mould.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer the madeleines to a cooling rack to cool and wash, dry, butter and flour the tin and repeat with remaining batter. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.


Golden syrup is an amber coloured syrup made from sugar cane juice which is boiled and reduced. Golden syrup is available on Amazon here however good substitutes are honey (although not quite as rich in taste) and maple syrup, which is thinner and not quite as sweet. I would suggest a mixture of both to make a somewhat equivalent substitute. You could also use molasses in place of Golden Syrup.
Mixed spice is a blend of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It's available on Amazon here, but if you can't get it in your area I'd suggest 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground allspice and 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4.8% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 3.4%