Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy Unbirthday Funfetti Madeleines

I told you I loved sprinkles.

Do you know who else does?  My dear friend Rochelle.

It's also NOT her birthday today.  It's in 3 weeks.  March 5th, March 25th - an easy mistake to make.  One that I made when I baked these a few days ago.  After I had taken pictures and packaged them up to mail to Philadelphia (our friendship is somewhat of a long distance romance), I double checked and saw that I was off by 20 days.  Oops.

Oh well, who doesn't love cookies the month of their birthday anyways? And who doesn't love sprinkles?

These were super easy to make.  Although I admit I might have used up the rest of this bottle of sprinkles on this project.   Maybe if  I hadn't used more than half the bottle a few weeks ago to make myself a necklace I would have had more.  But I think this will do just fine for Unbirthday Funfetti madeleines.

Funfetti/Sprinkle Madeleines
Bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes.  Makes 30. 

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 c.) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus additional for brushing molds
1 1/4 c. sifted cake flour1/2 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. salt3 large eggs1 tsp. vanilla2/3 c granulated sugar1 tablespoon sprinkles, plus additional for sprinkling (ha). 

Directions:1. Melt butter in microwaveable bowl and set aside to cool.  Brush on additional mixture onto madeline pans.  (You literally brush it into the little crevices so that the cookies don't stick to the pan.)
3. In mixer, beat eggs on high until foamy, add in vanilla.  Add in sugar and beat until mixture triples in volume.
4. Fold in flour to sugar/egg mixture, slowly and in additions until combined.
7. Fill madeline pans with batter.  Add a pinch of sprinkles to the top of the batter so that the colors remain prominent. 

2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
5. Fold butter in.
6. Add tablespoon of sprinkles and gently fold in.
8. Bake in oven.

She didn't complain one bit at the very early arrival of a package.  I mean, would you?  I can describe the fun colors for you, but you can see them.  All I can really say is SPRINKLES.

I've been chomping at the bit to make something with sprinkles. Maybe that's why I got too excited and forgot the date of her real birthday?  Unfortunately though, this has not satisfied my urge what so ever.  If you check out my pinterest inspiration board you will see it overflowing with rainbows.  All the Easter pastels and colors at Target aren't helping either.  Who knows what else I'll come up with between now and then?  ;)

But for now, i'll leave you with these lovely madeleines made for an even lovelier girl .

Happy Unbirthday Roch.  You are an amazing, intelligent, determined and strong woman.  Thank you for being a constant inspiration in my life.



  1. Could have just played them off and sent them anyways, I doubt she'd question cookies during her birthday month.

    1. I did send them! She ate them with tea 5 minutes later. :)

  2. Oh these look so cute! P.S. I absolutely love your blog name!