Saturday, March 12, 2011

Homemade Milanos

It's Girl Scout Cookie booth time! Hurray! This post actually doesn't have anything to do with Girl Scouts--but I wanted to put in a plug for their cookie booths which are appearing this weekend. These yummy cookies are a homemade version of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies. You can pick any flavor you like--orange is my favorite. The cookie base is a great shortbread recipe too.

Homemade Milanos

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 tsp orange, peppermint, or other extract

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and salt. Stir until well-combined. Stir in vanilla.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Roll dough into a log. Cut into 1/2" slices.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place cookie slices on top of parchment paper.

Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes or until edges brown slightly.

Allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.

Melt chocolate chips (in saucepan or microwave). Stir in flavoring extract.

Sandwich cookies with melted chocolate in between them.



Stephanie said...

Homemade mint (or any other) Milanos? I think you are my new hero!