Every place I've lived, I seem to acquire a Madeleine pan. I honestly don't know how I end up with one in each place but I do. I think it all started with buying one to display on a kitchen shelf because they are so pretty. In reality, Madeleines have been way down on my list to make. I've made attempts at the wrong times to read various recipes and they were so fussy with the freezing of the pan and the overly long mixing times, I just ended up making something else.
However, ever since I saw these gorgeous and creative rainbow and ombre versions over at Sugar Swings, Madeleines earned a new respect and started moving up on my list. I know, it took the shallowness of a little sexy color combo to get me motivated but in my defense, the recipe she references was not at all fussy with way less steps than others.
Maybe it's the bunny ear shape. Somehow, Madeleines seem Spring and Easter-like to me. So I added a stripe of color and turned them into bunny ears cookies.
To make these I used this recipe referenced by Sugar Swings. I separated some of the batter and colored it pink, then piped a stripe into greased and floured Madeleine molds, piping the rest of the uncolored batter on top.
The recipe came out perfectly. My only regret is that I didn't add a bit of creative flavoring to the recipe to jazz it up. These can also be used to top a frosted bunny themed cupcakes to make another Easter treat.