Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines

by Erin

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

These madeleines are little bites of lemon poppy seed sunshine. Complete with a lemon glaze.

Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines #lemon

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For my second #SpringSweetsWeek recipe I made these lemon poppy seed madeleines. Lemon poppy seed cake always  reminds me of spring and these taste like that in mini form.

These fancy little gems are actually quite easy to made so long as you have the unitasking pan in which to bake them. I have an inordinate amount of unique baking pans taking up storage in our kitchen cabinets, but I love them too much to part with them. 

But I digress. The creation of these was made possible by the use of Adams Extract twice as strong vanilla extract, lemon extract, and the Deiss Kitchenware citrus zester. Be sure to scroll down below the recipe to enter the giveaway made possible by these sponsors and more!

Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines #madeleines

Wednesday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines #poppyseed

One year ago: Black Pepper Parmesan Biscuits

Two years ago: BBQ Hand Pies with Beer Cheese Dip

Four years ago: Boozy Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Five years ago: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Six years ago: Mini Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Seven years ago: Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Nine years ago: Banana Pecan Waffles

Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines #lemon


Yield: 1 dozen Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp Adams Extract twice as strong vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Adams Extract lemon extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  • 1/4-1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour a 12-cavity madeleine pan, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat egg and sugar. Add poppy seeds, lemon juice and zest, vanilla, lemon extract, and salt. Mix in flour until just blended.
  3. Pour the butter in a steady stream while the mixture is beating on low. Be sure to scrape the side so everything is combined.
  4. Pour batter equally into each cavity of the prepared pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  5. Pop madeleines out of pan once removed from oven, and allow to cool completely.
  6. To make the lemon glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. The mixture should be thick but pourable (add more juice/sugar if too thick/thin).
  7. Drizzle over cooled cookies and let harden, about 15 minutes, before serving.
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Source: Adapted slightly from my Lemon Lavender Madeleines and Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake.

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Christie April 2, 2020 - 9:12 am

I really need to get a madeleines pan. They always look so pretty! And these sound so delicious.

Erin April 2, 2020 - 9:16 am

It’s a unitasking pan that I think is totally worth it! Doesn’t take up that much space

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck March 25, 2020 - 8:33 pm

This is the second time this week where I’ve realized that I need to get a madeleine pan!!! Putting it on the list!

Kimberly Knight March 25, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Cant wait to give this recipe a try! Unfortunately I need to wait until I buy a madeleine pan. :-(

Erin March 26, 2020 - 6:23 am

You can find one on Amazon!

Megan Marlowe March 25, 2020 - 11:19 am

These are going straight to the top of my Spring baking list! I love anything lemon poppy seed and I have a madeleine pan! SCORE!


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