These gluten free butterscotch madeleines are my guilty pleasure lately. Light and cake-like, you will love how these cookies melt in your mouth.
If you love cookies as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cookie recipes!
I feel like I have ignored my madeleines pan lately...I haven't touched it since early spring when I made 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.
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 :-).
After whisking the dry ingredients to blend, add the wet ingredients and the butterscotch chips. Mix well.
Your dough will be fluffy and thick.
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.
How long do you bake Madeleines?
Bake your Madeleines for 8-10 minutes in the oven at 350º F until done. Allow them to cool on a cooling rack.
More gluten free Madeleine cookie recipes:
- If you love chocolate mint, these Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Madeleines are wonderful.
- Something different but tasty, these Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Madeleines are perfect with tea.
- I love pumpkin all year long and so these Gluten Free Pumpkin Madeleines are a great way to hide some veggies!
- This easy to use gluten free flour blend.
- A non-stick madeleines pan.
Gluten Free Butterscotch Madeleines
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Spray a Madeleine pan with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- Whisk to blend.
- In a small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla.
- Slowly add melted butter to eggs, mixing the whole time.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and add chips.
- Mix well.
- Drop a spoonful of batter into each Madeleine cake section.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove Madeleines onto a cooling rack.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
- These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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I've never made madeleines, but need to change that. These looks beautiful and I can imagine how good they'd taste with a cup of tea!
I can't wait to hear how you liked them Jacqueline 🙂
I've never made my own made madeleines before, these sound amazing! Love the butterscotch 🙂
I hope you like them Danielle 🙂
These madeleines look soo good. So light and fluffy. It's amazing that they're gluten free.
They are gluten free, but your non-gluten free friends and family will never know 🙂
They look so very good, I always love the way that Madeleines look, such smart little cakes!
Thank you so much Brian 🙂
Wow! These madeleines look incredibly delicious! Definitely interested in trying this recipe!
These look incredibly delicious!!! Yummed as well.
Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)
These look amazing! I need a madeleine pan...
Thank you Becky 🙂