Are Milano cookies the best cookies

Simple homemade cookies (better than the ones in the store!)

Today we're doing the grocery store in the kitchen: Milano Biscuits. This Milano cookie recipe is an incredibly easy baking experience. Symptoms of success can include the buyer's remorse! Pure happiness and contentment can also occur.

What are Milano cookies?

Milano cookies (also known as Monaco cookies in other parts of the world) are on the list of the most popular sandwich cookies depending on who you ask. They are a popular business, but you can make your own at home too.

These delicate and delicate sandwich biscuits consist of two elongated vanilla waffle-like biscuits that take in juicy chocolate ganache. The biscuit snaps when you bite and melts in your mouth when you chew!

The trick for biscuits of the same size

The hardest part about making these cookies is that they are of the same size. The best guide - and the one that requires the least time and effort - is a folded sheet of parchment paper.

Tear up a sheet of parchment paper the width of your baking sheet. The trick is to hit the two straight, factory cut edges (instead of the two edges torn off the roll). Fold the parchment lengthways first and keep folding it over yourself.

The rectangles on my grid measure approximately 2 "x 2.5". Yours doesn't have to be the same size, but you want an edge that is about 2 "long.

Alternatively, pencil mark 2-inch intervals on the parchment. Make sure to turn the parchment so that the lines are on the back - not the side the cookies are baking on.

You will need two of these sheets to draw two pans of cookie sheets.

Milano biscuits recipe

Makes about 20 cookie loaves

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher or sea salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 4 ounces of milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy whipped cream

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line the baking sheets with parchment. Mix the flour, cornstarch and salt in a small bowl and set aside.

Step 2:

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Hit up together. Add the flour mixture and blend on low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until it is put together and forms a batter.

Step 3:

Place the dough in a ziplock bag or piping bag.

Now you have two options: use a piping tip or not. Tipping is not necessary, but I know that some people prefer the control that the tip provides. If you like a tip, use a large round tube tip like the Ateco size 808.

If you don't have a tip or don't want to use one, snap off the tip with scissors so that the cut measures approx. ”.

Pipe the dough between the 2 "folds or marks and make four rows of five biscuits in each row. About 20 pieces can be piped onto each biscuit sheet.

Step 4:

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes. The edges should be golden when done. Let them cool completely on a wire rack. They'll get crispy when they cool down.

Step 5:

Ganache time! Once the cookies are cool, size them down so that you have nice, neat sandwiches.

Place the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at 50 percent power and stir. Repeat the process once or twice and stir everything until smooth. Make sure you stir well between each heating interval, being careful not to burn the chocolate mixture.

Spread the ganache on one cookie and sandwich with the other.

Flavor variations for Milano cookies

  • Minty cookies : Replace the vanilla in the recipe with ½ teaspoon vanilla extract + ½ teaspoon mint extract.
  • Chocolate and Citrus Cookies : Arrange an orange, lemon or lime and the ganache just before baking with the Peel sprinkle.
  • Salted caramel biscuits : Sprinkle ganache on one cookie and dulce de leche on the other. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher or sea salt before being pushed together.