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Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies are my absolute favorite!  You can make these delicious cookies in your own kitchen!

I did some recipe testing to get these cookies just right.  I came across on the internet called for powered sugar and 6 egg whites.  I found these cookies to be too soft and flimsy.  The recipe I use is much more authentic!

Step 1: Ingredients

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2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  2egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk chocolate - can use semi-sweet

Makes 50 cookies (25 milanos)
 
arya_elf3 years ago
Fantastic! i tryed them out of bordum they were fantastic! i cant really compare them to the oraganal because i havent had a real one in so long but they are great!
Spokehedz4 years ago
I am so making these today. But wax paper? Blech, makes everything taste like crayons...

Parchment paper, or a silicone mat for me. You'd be surprised at how much you can save with a silicone mat over the lifetime of the mat... Mine cost me $15 for two--10 years ago. Still going strong. I will take a little over a dollar per year.
Replying to my own comment! I made these, and they never crisped up like how the store bought ones are--I LIKE THEM BETTER! However, the ganache is a bit too slippery to make a nice filling, so I just skip the milk and melt chocolate and use that instead. It sets up hard again if you don't heat it above 100 degrees (easy to do in my slowcooker) and they came out awesome.

THANKS AGAIN!
cgkitty574 years ago
I used Nutella in place of the melted chocolate, and just put it ontop of each cookie instead of between two to spread them out. But they still came out awesome, thankyou so much for figuring out this recipe! You really are a genius
Wax paper? I thought that melts if something isn't covering the whole thing?
HollyHarken4 years ago
A real Milano cookie is about 1/8 inch thick so I would suggest that you flatten the cookie more perhaps with a rolling pin. Dark chocolate also works for a filling. Great Idea and I hope to try it as soon as the weather cools down enough to run the oven again.
sitearm4 years ago
@Carlley; Hi! I love Milano cookies. I acted upon this recipe immediately, the same way I act on ALL recipes I find for my favorite foods: I sent the link to my daughter and my sister-in-law, who can actually cook, in hopes they will make these for my next visit. : ) Cheers! : ) Site
blopez4 years ago
Did you really bake these on waxed paper or was it parchment?
jharley4 years ago
I <3 it!
chriself4 years ago
I think these cookies would be great with a layer of Nutella in between! It's a dreary day here so I think it's time to get my cookie baking on!
Really looks delicious :-)

Now I want to try it out for myself, but there actually are two questions remaining:

1) Which kind of butter did you use? (Churned, sweet, cultured, light, ...)
2) Which kind of oven was used? (Gas, convection, upper/lower heat, ...)

Well - any help is appreciated ;-)

Daniel

PS: Thanks for this nice recipe :-D
S1894 years ago
I love milanos, and this recipe looks very easy and do-able, I can't wait to try it! Thanks!
sunshiine4 years ago
This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.
SHIFT!4 years ago
Do you remember a time when computers were the size of a basketball court, and Baskin Robins only had three flavors?

Pepperidge Farm remembers
Yeah and they were uuuugly!
Phil B4 years ago
These look really good. I would probably "doctor" them with a little almond extract in either the dough or the chocolate. Too often I have had the experience that someone serves something really great. I get the recipe and make it just like the recipe donor did, but I do not enjoy it as much as if it were simply served to me at someone else's home. Thank you for the Instructable.