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Make Your Own Milano Cookies

Rather than going out to buy something for your sweetheart, stay in and bake these homemade Milano cookies. Everyone is familiar with the delicious Pepperidge Farms treats, with their crisp and crumbly cookies sandwiching a thin layer of chocolate. However, the homemade variation takes the cake — or that is, the cookie!

The batter is easy to make, although I had trouble baking them for the first time. I wanted fun shapes, but the batter runs in the oven, so don't bother trying to make a heart-shaped cookie. Stick with one-inch strips, or for a circular cookie, very thin layers in a lined muffin tin. Once you get the hang of the cookies, the filling is simple. Skip the baked goods aisle at your local gorcer and make your own Milano cookies.

Homemade Milano Cookies

Homemade Milano Cookies

Ingredients

  1. 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  2. 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  3. 7/8 cup egg whites (from about 6 eggs)
  4. 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  5. zest of one lemon
  6. 1 1/2 cups flour
  1. Cookie filling
  2. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  3. 8 ounces dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Cream the butter with a paddle attachment then mix in the sugar.
  2. Add the egg whites gradually and then mix in the vanilla and lemon zest.
  3. Add the flour and mix until just incorporated.
  4. With a small (1/4-inch) plain tip, pipe 1-inch sections of batter onto a parchment-lined sheet pan, spacing them 2 inches apart as they spread. Or spray a muffin lined tin with oil and pipe a thin amount of cookie into each muffin tin. Just cover the bottom of a muffin cup.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan.
  6. Cookie Filling: In a small saucepan over medium flame, scald cream.
  7. Pour hot cream over chocolate in a bowl. Whisk to melt chocolate and blend well.
  8. Set aside to cool (the mixture will thicken as it cools). Spread a thin amount of the filling onto the flat side of a cookie while the filling is still soft and press the flat side of a second cookie on top. Repeat with the remainder of the cookies.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Vitek
Vitek
Хорошо смотрятся. Мне нравятся!!
sarahgibs
sarahgibs
I just made these and am now in love. This is going in the cookbook!
Food
Food
hi nikkeeb, Sorry they ran together but I am glad you tried to make them! I think next time I will try refrigeratoring the dough as well as leave plenty of space between the cookies. I am glad to hear your husband liked them!
nikkeeb
nikkeeb
made these tonight and a couple of tips: - flavors were great. i would use a little less lemon zest next time. - i tried the 1-inch strips, and they bled all over the pan, so i highly recommend your method - the muffin cups. they were good though, and my husband couldn't stop eating them!
Iveenia
Iveenia
absolutely :DROOL: thank you for sharing - awe
Findingmyway
Findingmyway
Wow! These look delicious!
karmasabitch
karmasabitch
YUM!!
MartiniLush
MartiniLush
This looks so fun! I am going to do this with my 5 y.o. this weekend as a surprise for daddy! :)
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