Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Homemade Milano Cookies








As I mentioned yesterday, I did some baking over the weekend and made these homemade Milano cookies.  I've always loved the Pepperidge Farm version and the wasn't sure if they could be topped.  I was wrong.  These homemade cookies blew the store bought variety out of the water.  They were buttery, slightly sweet but also a bit salty, flaky and crumbly with soft centers and gooey vanilla flavored chocolate oozing out the middle.  They were really something special, if I do say so myself.  Gabe also approved.

Homemade Milano Cookies
Ingredients (for shortbread cookies):
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350
-Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer.  Add flour, salt, and vanilla and blend until it forms a soft dough.
-Wrap dough in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
-Roll dough into a log and cut 1/4-1/2 inch slices.  Place slices on cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges start to turn brown.  Cool completely on a rack.
Chocolate center:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (can substitute for mint, almond, etc.)
-Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds (should take about 60-90 seconds total). Stir in vanilla extract and spread melted chocolate on half the cookies, topping them with the other half to create a sandwich.

34 comments:

Katie said...

I love Milanos! Need to try this sometime :)

Emily said...

these look delicious!! i should really make these instead of going out and buying 3 packs a time every week.. will definitely try them out!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

YUM! I love Milano cookies, and you can't find them in France! Perfect substitute :)

Krystal said...

you are a genius, those looks amazing.

Lisa Griffin said...

wow these look incredible-butter and chocolate what can be better!
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jillian m. said...

milanos are one of my favorites (the others are the geneva and the round one, crispy one that's very similar to the milano)!

how yummy this looks! i like that you can put as much chocolate as you like. i always find that the store-bought milanos never have enough chocolate.

Joanna said...

I'm going to make these this weekend!! They seem so simple but look so delicious. Thanks for sharing, doll:)

Gabriel said...

These cookies are really delicious! I reccomend eating them with a glass of milk!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Divine! Milanos are among the best cookies ever!

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Marcie said...

Butter, sugar, chocolate, you have my attention. These look amazing and I love how creative you are with baking. I am going to make these. I love the original milano cookies, but homemade is always better.

xo marcie

PursuitOfLLT said...

i absolutely love milano cookies!! i've been researching a way to make thin mints so i have them year round haha if i find a recipe, you'll know about it!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

oh my word! i adore milanos, so these are a must try for me.

Siri said...

Ok these look delicious but I really can't form my opinion on them until I see your husband munching on one and giving us the thumbs up...

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

HOLY MOLY!!!!! This is crazy. I bet they are ridiculously delicious!!!!

I recently made chocolate chip cookies with oreos in the middle... it was sooo good.

Taylor said...

OH NO YOU DIDN"T!!!!!!!!!! I am going to have to make these....wait maybe I shouldn't I will def eat them ALL!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love milanos, i need to try making these!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

milanos are soooo good- i bet these home made ones are even better!

Annie said...

Noooo way! You made milanos!?!! I've always loved the pepperidge farm ones too, but honestly these actually look even more delicious! You're such a master of dessert-making :)

Kayla said...

I have to try this now. I am obsessed with Milano cookies and have never seen a homemade one. Can't wait.

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Jamie said...

VAL!! Stop trying to make me fat!! LOL These look amazing!!

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style'n said...

I love that you are baking all the time yet you look great and are super fit :) These look delicious!

this free bird said...

are you freaking kidding me? i'm seriously thinking i need to bust into the kitchen and make them RIGHT NOW!!

xo,
c

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

oh Val...you have seriously done me in with these!!!!!! These are all I am going to think about today.. Oy vey!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oooh gosh that looks really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. For the chocolate center, I might just have to go with Nutella. I'm just so addicted to nutella. =) Have a yummy day!

Josie said...

Ummmm, not even fair. These look absolutely AMAZING! You have a serious baking talent, Valerie... I'm whipping up a batch of these before I go back to school for SURE.
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Chelsea Gwynne said...

holy moly! Looks so good! Hope you win my giveaway over at Wink and a Smile!!

Mandy said...

Those look absolutely mouth watering though I am a huge fan of the original :)

Torrie said...

Ahh, memories! Loved those cookies (a friend's mom always bought them for us).

Lindsay With An "A" said...

You are so cute :) They look SO good! xx

Kristyn Burtt said...

I just gained a million pounds from your photos.
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Marisa said...

First things first: Those look amaaazing. Second: Your shortbread turned out way better than mine did the last time I made it. I shall try your recipe next time.

Nicole Marie said...

those look delicious!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I remember when I was little my mum would make a version of these. They were absolutely to die for. I will have to see if your recipe is the same as hers it sounds about the same. Yum!

xo

Kate's Rant said...

Now you've done gone too far!! YUM!!!!