Delicate Madeleine cookies are such a treat! This was my first time trying any type of Madeleine cookie, and I immediately fell in love. Since we are now in the midst of autumn, I decided now was the time to try the Spiced Pumpkin Cookies from Trader Joe’s!
Keep reading for our exclusive cart rating with review, pictures and our notorious “Dunk Test!”
What are Trader Joe’s Spiced Pumpkin Madeleine Cookies?
Trader Joe’s hit us with yet another type of cookie to try. This one is very different from their other cookies that they have to offer. These are soft, delicate and spongey.
Madeleine cookies get their distinct outer shell shape from being baked in pans with shell shaped depressions. The Madeleine or petite Madeleine cookie is a traditional small cake that originates from the Northeastern region of France.
They are very small sponge cakes, with some traits of a cookie. Madeleines are somewhat crunchy on the outside, and soft and cake-like in the center.
This variety that Trader Joe’s has offered us for the fall season is Spiced Pumpkin. In the autumn months, you can never have enough pumpkin foods or beverages, in my own opinion.
They call them “cookies” even though I suppose technically they are a soft sponge cake. Whatever they are, they are absolutely delicious, I wish I would have splurged and bought more than one package while they were still in season.
Where In the Store?
These Spiced Pumpkin Madeleines were located in the bakery section where they offer a variety of other baked treats. The bakery section always has fun surprises every time I go. This is actually the very first item we are reviewing from the bakery section, woohoo!
Even though we haven’t reviewed any items from the bakery section yet, here a few cookies that we have reviewed that you just might need to try! Click the links below to read the full review and check out our exclusive cart rating.
- Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s (seasonal)
- Chocolatey Coated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers
- Maple Leaf Cookies (seasonal)
- Vanilla Baton Wafers
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Joe-Joe’s
- Crispy Peanut Butter Filled Milk Chocolate Peanuts
- Almond Windmill Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie with Peanut Butter Filling
- Halloween Joe-Joe Cookies (seasonal)
How to Serve Trader Joe’s Spiced Pumpkin Madeleine Cookies
I ate these cookies right out of the package, but I first poured myself a nice cold glass of milk.
Traditionally, these cookies are often eaten hot in the French markets with a cup of coffee in the morning, and again around 4pm with hot tea. They call it “goûter,” which is the equivalent to an afternoon British tea.
THE DUNK TEST
These cookies totally didn’t need to be dunked in milk because they were so soft and spongey all on their own…BUUUT.. we’re here for the fans so I of course had to do the famous Dunk Test.
They stood up pretty well for being dunked a few times in the ice cold milk. The cookie stayed together and didn’t crumble apart. It soaked up the milk quite well and made it even more soft.
I LOVED THESE COOKIES. I don’t know if you can tell by the caps, but these might be one of my favorite cookies that Trader Joe’s has ever offered.
The crispiness on the outside of the cookie was a perfect contrast to the cake like consistency inside. I like a few depths of texture when I eat something like this.
The amount of spice that they packed into this cookie is incredible. It was a very subtle spice, but still definitely in the forefront. Very warm spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and cloves make up most of the flavors.
These cookies are so delicate and special. A real treat to enjoy with your favorite cup of hot tea, coffee or an iced cold glass of milk!
Buy It Again?
I was so sad because when I went to Trader Joe’s again, they were already gone for the season. Make sure to add these to your list for next year, you’re not going to want to miss them!
When next year rolls around you can bet that I will be buying more than one package of these. I’m excited to try the regular flavor of Madeleines that Trader Joe’s offers. I grabbed a package of those on my most recent trip. I’m sure that they will be just as good as the pumpkin, stick around to read that review coming soon!
Did you get to try these before they disappeared for the season? Let us know in the comments below!