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Pumpkin Madeleines with Cinnamon Frosting

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Pumpkin madeleines have a subtle cinnamon and pumpkin flavor, while still delivering the sweet and buttery taste of the classic madeleine cookies.

 pumpkin madeleines Happy Friday! And here comes the pumpkin, this is my first fall recipe featuring it. I wanted to start mild, like almost introducing it slowly since the weather is still so summery, and these pumpkin madeleines are the perfect way to get your pumpkin fix, without having too much of it too soon.

Eveytime I go to Starbucks to get my vanilla latte fix I grab a handful of madeleines, I love their buttery taste and soft texture. These pumpkin madeleines are incredibly easy to make, this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes start to finish.

 pumpkin madeleines These originally French cookies just got so much better, with a subtle pumpkin flavor that adds a nice orange color and some cinnamon to enhance their fall flavor. These pumpkin madeleines would be perfect served with some spiced tea or enjoyed with a classic pumpkin latte that we will soon start seeing everywhere.

pumpkin madeleinesI topped some of these pumpkin madeleines with cinnamon and powdered sugar, others just with powdered sugar and the most of them got a coating of cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and those where my favorite. What can be better than a buttery cookie covered in soft and sweet frosting?


Pumpkin Madeleines with Cinnamon Cream Cheese FrostingI love how the pumpkin slightly changed the texture of these cookies, they became denser, but still maintained their softness and tender crumb. These pumpkin madeleines covered in that cinnamon cream cheese frosting are the perfect afternoon treat, I just wish we can convince Starbucks to carry some so I can enjoy them everytime I get a latte. My son loved them so much, and my husband was a big fan too.

pumpkin madeleinesNo matter what flavor you choose, cinnamon, powdered sugar, cinnamon cream cheese, or if you would rather have these pumpkin madeleines plain, they will taste equally delicious, and since they are ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes, there are no excuses not to make a batch!

pumpkin madeleinesAnd if you are looking for more fall flavor, try these Apple Bacon Muffins, they have the same irresistible cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

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Pumpkin Madeleines with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
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These pumpkin madeleines have a subtle cinnamon and pumpkin flavor, while still delivering the sweet and buttery taste of the classic madeleine cookies.
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: French
Serves: 20
  • Pumpkin Madelaines
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly + 2 tablespoons melted for greasing the pans or grease with baking spray
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Pumpkin Madelaines
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Prepare 2 large madeleine pans and generously grease with butter and dust with a tad of flour.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs with ⅔ cup sugar until blended. Beat in pumpkin puree, cinnamon and salt. Add flour and beat just until blended. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add cooled melted butter and beat just until blended.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each madeleine indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and brown, about 11-13 minutes.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and after gently remove from the pan and place on a serving dish.
  7. Once cookies have cooled dust with powdered sugar or decorate with the cream cheese frosting.
  8. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  9. Work on the frosting while the cookies are baking.
  10. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. Drizzle over the apple bacon muffins.
  11. Enjoy and store the leftover in jar in the fridge up to one week.


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21 comments on “Pumpkin Madeleines with Cinnamon Frosting”

  1. Oh my, I love the combination of pumpkin with cinnamon cream cheese! This recipe is a keeper. And so pretty..

  2. Woah! This is the most creative way with Madeleine’s that I’ve ever seem! Pinning!

  3. What? For some reason there are no madeleines at any of the Starbucks near me. At least I can make this now! They are gorgeous!

  4. Wow, these look so good that I instantly want to run to the kitchen and make these. I love the idea of adding pumpkins to madeleines. Makes them perfect for fall season!
    Thank you for sharing these!
    Love from Germany,
    Lynn from Heavenlynn Healthy

  5. Love the idea of making pumpkin madeleines, so perfect with a hot cup of coffee going into autumn. And cinnamon cream cheese is always a good thing <3

  6. Oh wow, these madeleines are beautiful, Katalina! Such a great way to kick off pumpkin season! I love the cinnamon powdered sugar and cream cheese frosting!

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  8. You are the queen of Madeleines on the planet ! Pining !

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  11. Made these today. Ended up adding baking powder to half the batch to make them nice and fluffy.

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