They are vanillaey, cakey, cookies that are downright heavenly. My mom made some as favors for Courtney's wedding - and I fell instantly in love.
She swears they are easy to make, and this recipe seems to be fairly simple enough.
You need a special madeleine pan to make them the traditional way:
I might have sneaked a few treat bags home with me - for blogging purposes, of course.
So I'm on the lookout for a madeleine pan at the thrift store or something, since if I actually went out and bought one, I'd be in big trouble (ie: I would make some today and subsequently eat the whole pan).
My mom actually made these a little while ahead of time and froze them - and they were still fantastic!
I'm thinking they would be great Christmas gifts - perhaps dipped halfway in chocolate and covered with sprinkles or decorated somehow - packaged up in a nice little box.