Right in line behind Oreos, Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano Cookies are some of my favorite store-bought cookies.  I love the light, airy cookies with that rich mint chocolate filling.  The fact that Mint Milanos come packaged with a few cookies per paper sleeve makes them perfectly portioned for your indulgence.

Homemade Mint Milano Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

When I received the book Classic Snacks Made From Scratch by Casey Barber, I had a very difficult time deciding which recipe to make first.

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Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies and Oatmeal Cream Pies were up there on my list, but ultimately the simplicity of directions and ingredients nudged me in the direction of these Homemade Mint Milano Cookies.

Homemade Mint Milano Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

These Homemade Mint Milano Cookies were so much fun to make and I couldn’t believe how much they tasted like the Pepperidge Farm version!  The cookies are crisp and buttery and lightly browned around the edges.  Rich semisweet chocolate spiked with peppermint extract is sandwiched between these cookies which makes a delectable, delicate sandwich cookie.

Homemade Mint Milano Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Not only does Classic Snacks Made From Scratch bring your favorite sweet snacks such as Twinkies and Animal Crackers into your own hands, but your favorite savory guilty pleasures like Goldfish Crackers and Doritos can now be made at home as well!  After how accurately delicious these Homemade Mint Milano Cookies turned out, I am anxious to try my hand at Fudge Stripe Cookies and Toaster Strudels!

Homemade Mint Milano Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 30 sandwich cookies

1 sandwich cookies

Rich mint chocolatey filling sandwiched between light and crispy vanilla cookies

Ingredients

    For the cookies
  • 8 Tbsp (1/2 cup) chilled, unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • For the filling
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

    For the cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, then add the egg whites and vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  5. Prepare a piping bag with a large round tip and fill the bag with the batter.
  6. Pipe a 2 1/2-inch line of batter, then continue piping back the direction you started to make a U-shape of batter. (see photo)
  7. Leave 2 inches between the cookies because the batter will spread while baking.
  8. Continue this with remaining batter.
  9. Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges off cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Cool cookies completely before filling.
  11. For the filling and assembly
  12. Place the chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments until chocolate is melted.
  13. Add peppermint extract and stir to combine.
  14. Use a small offset spatula, or a teaspoon to place a small amount of melted chocolate onto the underside of one cookie and top it with another cookie.
  15. Repeat for remaining cookies. Allow filling to set before serving (or dive in while it is still melty, I couldn't wait either!).
  16. Recipe adapted from Classic Snacks Made from Scratch by Casey Barber

Notes

Per sandwich cookie: Calories: 108 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 16g

cream together butter and sugars

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add egg whites and vanilla

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mix in flour, baking powder and salt

IMG_1680place batter into piping bag with round tip and pipe onto parchment-lined baking sheets

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bake, cool, then fill sandwich cookies with chocolate filling

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Homemade Mint Milano Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

*Ulysses Press provided me with a copy of the book, but all opinions are, as always, my own.

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6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Alyssa
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Milano cookies are my FAVORITE–I’ve never even thought to make them at home. So yummy!

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  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Homemade toaster strudels?! WANT!
    These look just like milanos, so cute!

    Reply

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    I love mint milanos, your homemade version looks so good!

    Reply

  4. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    Milano cookies are the BEST!! I have never even thought to make them at home. They are one of my mom’s favorite. She will love this Mercedes!

    Reply

  5. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    Oh my! I’m in love. Milanos are one of my favorite cookies and your homemade ones look just like the real deal. I definitely need to try to make these. 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Jul 31, 2013 @ 8:58 am

      Thanks Tina! These cookies were so much fun to make and do taste so much like our beloved Mint Milanos!

      Reply

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