Easy madeleine recipes are Easy Madeleine Recipe: Classic French Tea Cakes and How to Make Basic Madeleine Cookies. The only necessary specialized equipment are madeleine pans.
First, cream together 3 eggs and 2/3 cup of sugar, and mix in 1 teaspoons of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of lemon or orange zest one the mixture turns light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture, and then fold 1/2 cup of melted and cooled butter into the batter until the mixture is just blended. Chill the dough for one hour, and spoon it into madeleine pans that are greased with butter, dusted with flour and chilled. Bake the cookies at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes and cool them on a rack before serving.
In another recipe, beat 4 eggs and 1/4 teaspoon of salt together, and then beat in 2/3 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. At this point, the batter should form ribbons as it drips between the beaters and the bowl. Add in 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1/3 cup at a time, making sure not to overmix, and repeat the process for 1/2 cup of melted and cooled unsalted butter. Fold in 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and pour the batter into the pans. Bake the cookies at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.