Zach's mom and I have been making Madeline's for the last several years. With our busy schedules this Christmas, I didn't get the chance to make the cookies with her, but I tried them on my own this year. I looked up a recipe for Madeline's and came across Julia Child's recipe HERE. These are one of the hardest cookies to make. And my mother-in-laws recipe is different to this as well - but I couldn't remember it off the top of my head. All I know - is that with this recipe - the most important part is the browning of the butter.
They sell the pans for madelines at most gourmet shops like Williams-Sonoma. Just remember, you have to make sure you butter/flour the pan good before placing the dough on the cookie sheet.
This lemony cake cookie is perfect for the holidays and for any ambitious bakers out there - this is a cookie you are going to want to try and make!
Happy Madeline Making!