Milan Cookies

I made Milan cookies on Saturday night! Why? Because after an heavy dinner at Paulaner on the “bund” side of pudong the couple of friends me and Dave where out with decided they were too tired for going out salsa dancing so we got back home and I decided to bake some sweet treats! These cookies are just AMAZING! and they do taste like the one you buy at the store…

I took step – by – step pics but they didn’t came out good, so I’ve decided not to post them. I’ll make these cookies again and I’ll take better photos next time.

Ingredients (for about 20 cookies):

for the dough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract

for the filling

  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate
  • 3 tbsp cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp orange extract or 1/2 orange zested

Start by creaming butter with powdered sugar. Add one egg white at a time.

Stir well in between addition

Add vanilla and lemon extract, stir well

Add the flour and mix until just well combined

Pour the batter into a with a 1/4 plain tip

Pipe a 2 cm section of batter onto a cookie sheet

Bake at 180 C for about 10 min or until edges get a golden brown color

Let’ em cool

While your cookies are cooling prepare the filling by heating up heavy cream and orange extract

Stir well

Add the chocolate and stir until chocolate melts

Spread a thin amount of the filling onto the flat side of a cookie while the filling is still soft and press the flat side of a second cookie on top

Repeat with the remaining cookies

One cookie provides:

  • Calories: 69
  • Fat: 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.9 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.