How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

These cookies from Food52 give the original Pepperidge Farm Milano a run for its money.

All photos courtesy of Food52

All photos courtesy of Food52

If childhood had a flavor, it might just be the sweet, buttery taste of Milano cookies. To many, the Pepperidge Farm originals would go head-to-head with Oreos in the battle of which sandwich cookie will mom would put in the shopping basket? And moms can’t resist Milano, either. Two thin, crisp, vanilla cookies with a layer of bittersweet chocolate in between? Forget about it. Thanks to Food52, there’s a way to revisit your childhood and reproduce the classic cookie from the comfort of your own kitchen.

The best part of the recipe? No limits on how much chocolate you can stuff in the middle (and what other fillings you can add).

HOMEMADE MILANO COOKIES

Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen 

Ingredients

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 ⅓ cups sugar
2 whole eggs
1 egg white
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
Zest of one orange (optional)

Instructions

Get the instructions and view the full recipe here.

IMG_8669Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, salt, and vanilla come together to form the cookie dough.IMG_8684
IMG_8695When spooning the chocolate onto the cookies, do take a moment to lick the spoon.
IMG_8712The finished product looks like the real thing and tastes even better. 
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[Photos: Food52]

This article and recipe originally appeared on Food52

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