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Apple Cider Tea Madeleines


One thing I really like about doing events like #FallFlavors Week is that it forces me to be creative.  I receive product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of my recipes but all opinions are my own, of course!

Republic of Tea sent us a tin of their Hot Apple Cider variety.  While I sat enjoying a cup, I thought about recipes I've seen that use tea that I could possibly do a version of.  I thought about macarons, but then it hit me, madeleines!

 I started out by opening up one of the tea bags and sifting it with the flour.

Then I infused melted butter with 2 tea bags. I set them on top of the half of a stick and then after it was melted stirred it around.  I took it off the heat and let the bags cool in the butter.

I used a hand mixer to beat together the eggs, Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste, and salt.

Next up is adding the Dixie Crystals granulated sugar slowly, while beating at high speed. Now at this point, I wish I'd used a stand mixer instead of my hand mixer, because you need to beat it for five minutes or until it falls in "ribbons" from the beaters.

The flour mixture gets folded in, and then the infused butter.  Now we need to talk about the elephant in the room.  Or maybe it's camel, because we're talking about humps.  A "classic" madeleine will form a hump when properly executed. 

To achieve this, the batter has to be refrigerated at least for a few hours, some will say overnight. That causes the middle to puff up when baked.  Will your madeleines taste any differently if you skip this and just pop them in the oven? Nope. 

You will not be haunted by Julia Child's ghost. They will be as absolutely delicious as if they had the hump. I promise.  You can eat them plain or you can sprinkle them with confectioner's sugar. 

Or you can mix that confectioner's sugar with some brewed Hot Apple Cider Tea and make a glaze. Those were the big hit with my guys, though not particularly photogenic.

Thank you so much to our sponsors, Republic of Tea, Dixie Crystals, Taylor & Colledge, Melissa's Produce, Nairns, and Millican Pecan Company! They provided the awesome prizes for the giveaway, so be sure and enter down below!



Apple Cider Tea Madeleines

Apple Cider Tea Madeleines
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1/2 stick butter + 3T for coating the pans
  • 3 Republic of Tea Hot Apple Cider Tea bags
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Taylor and Colledge vanilla bean paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals confectioner's sugar
  • 1 to 2 brewed Republic of Tea Hot Apple Cider Tea


  1. Heat oven to 375º. Sift flour and the contents of one Hot Apple Cider tea bag onto parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter with 2 Hot Apple Cider tea bags. Stir occasionally.  Set aside and let cool.  Squeeze out tea bags, discard.
  3. Beat eggs, vanilla bean paste and salt on high speed with electric mixer until light. I like to use the whisk attachment.
  4. Add the sugar slowly in a steady stream, beating continually. Beat on high speed until mixture is thick and pale, and ribbons form, about 5 minutes.
  5. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture in 3 additions. Fold the melted butter quickly but gently into the batter. Let the batter rest.
  6. Using a silicone brush, coat the Madeleine molds with 3T melted butter or non-stick baking spray.
  7. Divide batter evenly among indentations in the Madeleine pans, filling to about 3/4 full. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or overnight.  Or not at all ;)
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and they spring back slightly when pressed.
  9. Move Madeleines onto a wire rack and let them cool completely. 
  10. Serve as is, dust with confectioner's sugar, or glaze with a mixture of 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar plus 2 to 3 teaspoons brewed Hot Apple Cider Tea.

Makes approximately 18 madeleines, depending on the pan you use.  Don't have a fancy pan?  They also work just fine in mini muffin tins.

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  1. These madeleines are the perfect texture and wow all the flavors! A new fall favorite!

  2. I just love that tea and infused in these madelelines I bet that it is amazing.

  3. Apple cider tea infused in these Madeleines sounds amazing. I'll have to make a double batch for my family.

  4. These sound amazing. Madeleines are one of my favorites and the apple cider in these sounds perfect.

  5. I’ve never had an apple cider Madeline before! These tasted so good and like the embodiment of fall, what a great cookie!

  6. Buying a Madeleine pan was one of my smartest moves ever. Can't wait to try these!

  7. I would love a plate of these with a pot of tea!

  8. Ridiculously cute madeleines! So creative!

  9. These look so lovely and turned out so pretty. Perfect for an autumn afternoon with tea.

  10. These are very beautiful! Love the flavor and it is perfect with a cup of tea!


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