Here are the ingredients that you need in order to make these homemade milanos:
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
- ¼ cup powdered sugar or if you want to use granulated sugar, use 2 tbsp
- ½ cup and 1 tbsp all-purpose flour about 135g
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
Here are the instructions that you need to follow in order to complete this recipe:
The first step is to fully cream together all of the sugar and butter very well, until the mixture is fluffy and lighter in color. this may take several minutes, and you can use a stand mixer if you want to.
Gradually add in the flour to the mixture, mixing with your hands or a spatula until the mixture forms a solid dough. This batter should have a texture that is similar to play dough.
The next step is to fully refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes while you cut out a “milano” shaped stencil for your cookies. You can make a stencil from some parchment paper and a pencil, and just cut them out with some scissors, or reuse a stencil.
Once the dough is chilled, simply roll out the dough on a clean surface and cut out 16 milano shapes using the stencil that you made. Then you need to put the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet at leas one inch apart and use a spoon to round out the cookie edges so they look like milanos.
The next step is to bake the cookies at 300F for 30 minutes. While they are baking, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them at 15 second intervals, stirring each time. This ensures that the chocolate will not burn and the chocolate chips will melt evenly.
Take the cookies out of the oven and allow them to cool. When the cookies are cooled, spread the melted chocolate on one cookie and sandwich them together.
Refrigerate them so they set, and that’s it! All you need to do is enjoy them.