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Homemade Orange Milano Cookies

Copycat recipe for a delicious twist on classic Milanos
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Servings: 60 cookies
Author: Tricia

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • zest of one orange, placed on a paper towel lined plate

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar and beat with a mixer until light and creamy. Add the whole eggs, egg white and vanilla. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat on low until combined.
  • Prepare two sheets of parchment paper marked on the back with 3 rows of lines 2 inches wide, and 1 inch apart, then turn the paper over and place it on a baking sheet. Scoop the batter into a pastry bag or large Ziploc bag with a 1/2-inch hole cut at the end. Pipe the batter into 2-inch long strips about 3/4 inch wide and 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and rest the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  • Match up the cookie halves in pairs of similar shape and size.
  • Place the dark chocolate chips over a double boiler until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Spoon the melted chocolate onto one cookie half and sprinkle with a pinch of orange zest. Gently press the other half on top and set on a rack until the chocolate is set. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Food52 posted by Carey Nershi