Peanut Butter Madeleines

Peanut Butter Madeleines

Madeleines are a classic French pastry. They have the texture and flavor of a cake, but are baked in a little shell-shaped pan and are often referred to as cookies. Traditionally flavored with vanilla bean and a hint of lemon, I thought it would be fun to add an American flair with a little bit of peanut butter.  

That little bit went a long way and these peanut butter madeleines are perfect for peanut butter lovers, while still possessing the delicate texture that fans of traditional madeleines appreciate. 

  • Yield:12 cookies
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:13 minutes
  • Total Time:3hr and 30 minutes (includes cooling time)


3 tbsp unsalted butter 

¼ cup Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator

⅔ cup all-purpose flour 

¾ tsp baking powder 

Pinch of salt 

½ cup sugar 

2 large eggs 

2 tsp vanilla extract 

Powdered sugar, for dusting 


  1. Melt the butter and Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes. 

  2.  In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or in a bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the sugar and eggs together on medium high speed until pale and thick, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract, followed by the cooled butter and peanut butter mixture. Fold in the dry ingredients.

  4. Spoon the batter into a greased madeleine pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to overnight. 

  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°F. Bake madeleines until edges just begin to turn brown and centers have puffed, about 11-13 minutes.

  6. Let cool, then dust with powdered sugar.

Tags: Dessert Peanut butter Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator Snack Sweet Sweets Treats Uncategorized Vegetarian