Chocolate Madeleines

Gather the ingredients - * Eggs * Granulated sugar * Vanilla extract * All-purpose flour * Cocoa powder * Baking powder * Butter

– Add the eggs and sugar to the bowl of a stand  mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat it on medium-high speed  for 8-10 minutes, or until it is smooth, pale yellow, and creamy.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.

Combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture and fold it in gently.

Melt the butter - about 2 minutes in the microwave - and fold it into the batter.

– Transfer the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes. – Towards  the end of the chilling step, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and  grease a madeleine pan with melted butter and non-stick cooking spray. – Scoop  the batter into the molds until they are 3/4 full using a spoon or ice  cream scoop.  Gently press the batter into the molds (wetting your hand  helps prevent the batter from sticking).

Bake until the madeleines are light brown - about 13 minutes.

If desired, garnish with a light dusting of powdered sugar or dip in melted chocolate.

Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature  (or in the fridge if you dipped them in chocolate) for up to 3 days.

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