Chocolate-Orange Sandwich Cookies

    Chocolate-Orange Sandwich Cookies

    Dec 03, 2020

    Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. This copycat cookie recipe looks like the much-loved Milano cookies you buy at the store, but the cookie texture is more    tender than crisp.



    1 ½ cups butter, softened

    1 ⅓ cups powdered sugar

    ¾ cup granulated sugar

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    4 eggs

    2 teaspoons orange zest

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour

    2 cups dark chocolate chips

    1 cup heavy cream

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Step 2

    In a large bowl beat butter, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt with a mixer on medium until very light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Beat in orange zest and vanilla. Beat in flour.

    Step 3

    Transfer dough to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip or a gallon-size resealable bag with the corner snipped off. For each batch, slide cookie template* under the parchment on prepared cookie sheet. Pipe dough onto parchment to fill template outlines. Remove template. (A template makes it easier to pipe equal ovals. Create the template by drawing 2 1/2×1 1/4-inch ovals 2 inches apart onto a sheet of parchment paper.)

    Step 4

    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are just beginning to turn golden. Let cool on a wire rack.

    Step 5

    For ganache: Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium until it begins to simmer (do not boil). Pour hot cream over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir until smooth. Let cool 20 to 30 minutes or until ganache is room temperature and of spreading consistency, stirring frequently.

    Step 6

    Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with ganache. Top with remaining cookies. Let stand until ganache is set. Makes 22 sandwich cookies. 

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving:

    374 calories; total fat 24g; saturated fat 15g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 79mg; sodium 150mg; potassium 44mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 2g; sugar 26g; protein 4g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 597IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 33mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 19mg; iron 1mg.