Indulge in the refined taste of Milano Cookies with this easy-to-follow recipe. Known for their delicate texture and luscious chocolate ganache filling, these Italian favorites are the representation of elegance in the world of cookies. Whether you're a baking enthusiast or trying them out for the first time, this recipe will guide you to perfection. Continue reading to discover the secrets behind making homemade Milano Cookies!
Milano Cookies have an allure that transcends seasons, but they are particularly popular during festive occasions such as Christmas and Valentine's Day. Their elegant appearance makes them a lovely gift or a sophisticated treat for guests. Speaking of sophistication, if you're a fan of chocolate delights, don't miss our recipe for Lace Cookies.
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- Baking soda
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Semi-sweet chocolate
- Heavy cream
See recipe card for quantities.
Cut the chocolate into pieces and melt with boiling cream to make a glossy ganache. Allow it to thicken at room temperature.
Mix the dry ingredients and cream the butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla, and milk to form a smooth cookie dough.
Piping and Cooking
Pipe the dough on the baking sheet, following the drawn lines, and bake until golden. Let them cool down completely.
Baking time is important. For example, we found 12 minutes to be the best.
Making Sandwich Cookies
Match the cookies in pairs and pipe the thickened ganache between them. Press gently to form a sandwich.
The Milano Cookies are now ready to enjoy. Serve them with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful treat.
Hint: For the perfect Milano Cookies, ensure that the ganache is at the right consistency before assembling the cookies. If it's too runny, it won't hold; too thick, and it may tear the cookies. Patience in letting it thicken at room temperature will pay off in achieving the ideal texture.
Another trick, draw some guiding lines on the back of the baking sheet. It will help you pipe uniform cookies.
- For a dairy-free version, you can substitute butter with margarine and heavy cream with coconut cream.
- You might want to try different fillings such as raspberry jam or white chocolate ganache.
- Sprinkle some crushed nuts or sea salt on the ganache for a unique twist.
- Hand mixer for creaming butter and sugar
- Piping bag for shaping the cookies
- If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a zip-lock bag with a corner cut off.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Ensure the cookies are completely cooled before assembling them with ganache; otherwise, they might break. This gentle attention to detail will make your Milano Cookies look as good as they taste.
Yes, you can freeze them without the ganache filling for up to 3 months.
You can use a zip-lock bag with a corner snipped off.
Yes, it will make the ganache sweeter and creamier.
It depends on room temperature but usually around 30 minutes.
Coconut cream is a good dairy-free option.
In an airtight container at room temperature.
Use vegan butter, egg substitute, and dairy-free chocolate.
Ensure the dough is not too warm; refrigerating it can help.
Yes, crushed nuts can be added to the cookie dough or sprinkled on the ganache.
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1 ½ cups (180g) Flour
¾ tbsp (7g) Cornstarch
¾ tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
½ cup (110g) Butter
¼ cup (50g) Powdered Sugar
¼ cup (50g) Sugar
1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp (15ml) Milk
1 ¼ cups (225g) Semi-sweet Chocolate
1 cup (240g) Heavy Cream
- Cut your chocolate into pieces
- Place them in a bowl
- In a saucepan, bring the cream to a boil
- When it boils, immediately pour it on the chocolate
- Wait 30 seconds to a minute before mixing
- Start mixing from the center until it becomes homogeneous and glossy
- Let it sit at room temperature to let it thicken
- In a bowl, mix the flour, the cornstarch, the baking soda, and the salt
- With a hand mixer, cream the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy
- Add the egg and the vanilla until homogeneous
- And in the dry ingredients and milk alternately into the butter mix
- Mix until homogeneous
Piping and Cooking:
- On a baking sheet, draw 6.5cm lines with a pencil
- Turn the sheet over
- Fill your piping bag with your cookie dough
- Pipe the dough on the line you drew for your cookie shape
- Bake in a 400 °F oven for 8 to 12 minutes
- Let them cool down completely
- Making Sandwich Cookies:
- Match all your cookies in pairs
- Fill a piping bag with the thickened ganache
- Put ganache on one of every pair
- And place the second one on top to form a sandwich!
- Enjoy your freshly made Milano Cookies with a cup of your favorite beverage! 😀
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Always use fresh ingredients.
- Ensure proper cooking time to achieve the desired texture and to fully cook the egg in the dough.