I am all about simple. Time is precious, so whenever I can save a little time I am all for it. When the finished product look like I spent several tedious hours working on it, that is an even bigger plus. I have developed quite a fondness for store bought Madeleine cookies, as they are so versatile. These Easy Valentine’s Day Madeleine Cookies are my latest creation using already baked, Madeleine cookies for a beautiful finished dessert.
These Valentine Madeleine Cookies are so simple to make, and depending on your taste, you can use dark, milk or white chocolate. I personally love white and milk chocolate, and that is what is shown here.
I love the decorations on these. In the past I have always used bold red and pink colors for Valentine baking, but this year I wanted to do a more subtle, romantic type of decoration, and I do believe that’s what I got. I ordered the sugar pearls from Amazon, as well as the gold and rose gold hearts.
Of course, you can always mix things up too! If you plan on gifting these as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift, why not use all three chocolate flavors? Or better yet, add a red food coloring to part of the white chocolate (before melting), for a more colorful assortment.
- 12 Madeleine cookies (store bought-bakery)
- 1 1/2 cups White chocolate chips
- Valentine Sprinkles
- Prepare a flat area with wax paper or parchment paper, to put the cookies after they have been dipped. Also have sprinkles/decorations ready.
- Using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate chips over low-medium heat. Stir frequently and melt the chocolate slowly to avoid burning.
- When the white chocolate is completely melted and smooth, you can begin dipping the Madeleines. Make sure you pick up the cookie from the narrow "square" side and dip the rounded side. The cookie should be dipped in the chocolate a little less than half way. When you pull the cookie out of the chocolate, gently swirl the cookie around to get the excess chocolate off.
- Carefully place the cookie down on the wax paper and add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. Allow chocolate to dry thoroughly and harden before storing or packaging. You may need to leave the cookies out for a few hours to make sure they are completely dry and "cured".
~ Do not microwave white chocolate! It is much different than milk or dark chocolate. It will get lumpy and will be unusable.
~ Do not add flavorings or food colorings to white chocolate after it has been melted. If you want to add these, make sure you add it before you begin to melt the chocolate.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 44mg Sodium: 83mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 21g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
I call these Easy Valentine’s Day Madeleine Cookies for a reason – they really are very simple to make. I used to do the whole sugar cookie thing – making the dough, rolling it out, cutting out shapes, etc. By the time they came out of the oven and it was time to frost and decorate them, I was already exhausted. These don’t take much time at all. Now THAT is my kind of baking!