These delicious gingerbread madeleines are gluten free and made with natural sweeteners so you can enjoy a few extra!
I love the Christmas holiday season. Spending time with friends and family, watching classic Christmas movies, decorating the Christmas tree are some of my favorite things to do this time of year. I’m also a big baker and it gives me the perfect excuse to bake! There were so many recipes I wanted to try this month, gingerbread being one of them. I wanted to make something with a gingerbread flavor that was not your typical loaf cake or cut-out cookie.
I came across my long lost madeleine pan and I knew I had to make some for the holidays. Madeleines are one of my favorite treats to enjoy with a cup of tea. I usually make them with a hint of lemon. This time of year, I thought I’d try combining this tea cake with the flavor of gingerbread. I was so happy with the result!
I love madeleines because they’re the perfect cross between a cake and a cookie, my two favorite sweet treats! They also make such a pretty presentation at any holiday gathering. Did I mention these are gluten free and made with natural sweeteners?
That is, they’re made with natural sweeteners if you don’t sprinkle them with powdered sugar! I typically don’t use powdered sugar on the ones I make for my family, but many people do add it for presentation purposes. Feel free to add some or leave it off, it’s totally optional. Hopefully these bring you some holiday cheer! Enjoy, friends!