Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Butterscotch Madeleines

These gluten free butterscotch madeleines are my guilty pleasure lately. Light and cake-like, you will love how these cookies melt in your mouth.

 Gluten free butterscotch madeleines in a cookie jar

These delicious gluten free butterscotch madeleine cookies are a delicious treat.

I feel like I have ignored my madeleines pan lately…I haven’t touched it since early spring when I made these Gluten Free Kumquat Madeleines. In Europe, they would call these cookies madeleines au Citron. I just say they are yummy and have a distinct citrus flavor.

Gluten Free Kumquat Madelines lined up in a row. Fresh kumquats are around the cookies

It isn’t the pan’s fault, it is mine. My madeleines pan ended up so far back in the cabinet, I completely forgot about it. Maybe this is common for food bloggers because we collect so many fun kitchen gadgets and toys :-).


Madeleines are a French sponge cake that is often thought of as a cookie because of its size. The flavor is light and slightly sweet. These are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

For this craving, I used butterscotch chips. These are definitely not traditional for madeleines cookies…but a craving is a craving :-).

Gluten Free Butterscotch Madeleine cookie with a bite taken out. The cookie is on a plate.

How to make gluten free madeleines:

butterscotch madeleine dry ingredients in a bowl with the wet ingredients

After whisking the dry ingredients to blend, add the wet ingredients and the butterscotch chips. Mix well.

butterscotch madeleine cookie dough in a bowl

Your dough will be fluffy and thick.

madeleine batter in pan

Add a little dough to each Madeleine cake section. Don’t worry that it is blobby…it melts down easily to form the classic Madeleine shape.

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. My favorite gluten free flour blend.
  2. A non-stick madeleines pan.
Gluten Free Butterscotch Madeleines
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

How to make delicious light and fluffy gluten free butterscotch madeleines.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 64 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a Madeleine pan with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Whisk to blend.
  5. In a small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla.
  6. Slowly add melted butter to eggs, mixing the whole time.
  7. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and add chips.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Drop a spoonful of batter into each Madeleine cake section.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Remove Madeleines onto a cooling rack.
Nutrition facts per serving (18g)
64kcal | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 6mg | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Protein: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.6% | Calcium: 0.7% | Iron: 1.8%

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  1. Wow, they look so light and fluffy, gluten free too, so a bonus.

  2. These look fantastic ands the pictures are beautiful! Great recipe! πŸ™‚

  3. I used to work in a French cafe, and these totally remind me of that time! There was always a big jar of madeleines on the counter, and man were they popular! I love how you’ve updated the traditional cookie with butterscotch and made it GF. Lovely! Pinned for later.

  4. Always roll with the cravings. I love butterscotch chips…In fact I buy them and just eat them like candy. These look perfect. I’d love to share a plate with you over coffee.

  5. These are gorgeous Madeleines Sandi! Pinned and shared!

  6. It’s the size of a cookie, but it looks fluffy like a cake! The French again πŸ˜€
    Looks absolutely delicious, even more with the cream on top!

  7. Oh I’m so glad you rediscovered your pan. I remember reading how excited you were when you first got it. I love butterscotch but I often forget about it when I bake. These look absolutely delicious.

  8. I can make butterscotch Madelines at home? I had no idea. Wow! what an amazing recipe. I really like your presentation and your recipe ingredients.

  9. I tasted Madelines for the first time that my mom made and they melted in my mouth! So good! Your butterscotch flavor sounds delicious and would like to try these too!

  10. You are quite the temptress, boy these look good! And I had no idea so easy, my hubby would love these!!

  11. Do you know, I have never tried a madeleine! I don’t know how they have managed to slip by, because they look so cute and sound so delicious! This version sounds so lovely πŸ™‚

  12. What beautiful Madeleines! I love the addition of the butterscotch!

  13. Would you believe me if I told you I’ve never had a madeleine before? I know, a little hard to believe but not exactly popular in the Midwest. This look amazing!

  14. They look absolutely beautiful.

  15. Sandi! these madeleines look amazing! I’ve yet to try your kumkuat madeleines (I bookmarked it the last time but somehow never got down to it) and now I have 2 recipes on the wait-list to try out! Thanks so much for sharing!

    love from Buenos Aires!

  16. Your madeleines look exquisite.

  17. These look amazing! I need a madeleine pan…

  18. These look incredibly delicious!!! Yummed as well.

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