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Monday, July 27, 2009

Milan Cookies.



The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

With or\and choice in the challenge I picked what seemed easier ,the Milan cookies,a famous European sandwich cookie with luscious dark chocolate filling.To add to the scrumptiousness I dipped the cookie in some more goodness of dark chocolate and sprinkled with dried coconut.To say the least these make a delicious treat for any cookie monster and a exciting bake for a daring baker.


Recipe
Adapted from Gale Gand's Recipe
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Serves: about 1 dozen cookies

Ingredients for the Cookies
• 2 tablespoons Organic unsalted butter (vegan substitute : virgin pressed coconut oil), softened
. 2 tablespoon organic reduced fat milk or soy milk or almond milk
• 1/2 cup brown or white sugar
• 3 Organic egg whites(vegan substitute : 2 tablespoon arrowroot or corn starch + 2 tablespoon almond or rice milk)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon lemon extract(optional)
• 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup all purpose flour


for Cookie filling:
• 1/4 cup heavy cream(Vegan Substitute: thick coconut milk)
• 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate or Dark chocolate, chopped
• 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

some roasted nuts or grated coconut for sprinkling.

Method

1. In a large mixing bowl whisk butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
2. Add the egg whites ,milk,gradually and then mix in the vanilla and lemon extracts.
3. Add the flour and mix until just well mixed.
4.For piping use a large ziploc(plastic storage bag),snip the end or a regular pastry bag with plain tip, pipe 1-inch sections of batter onto a parchment-lined sheet pan, spacing them 2 inches apart as they spread.
5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan.
6. While waiting for the cookies to cool, in a small saucepan over medium flame, scald cream.
7. Pour hot cream over chocolate in a bowl, whisk to melt chocolate, add zest and blend well.
8. Set aside to cool (the mixture will thicken as it cools).
9. Spread a thin amount of the filling onto the flat side of a cookie while the filling is still soft and press the flat side of a second cookie on top.For more chocolate covering dip half of the cookies in the chocolate mixture,place on a large plate or sheet pan to cool.Sprinkle some powdered nuts or coconut before it cools.
10. Repeat with the remainder of the cookies.
The video here might help for beginner bakers.



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34 comments:

zorra said...

Your Milan Cookies look just perfect. I don't know why mine came out so flat. Perhaps it was too hot. ;-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....love the coconut flakes....looks delectable.....

Shri said...

Your cookies are simply awesome!They looks so good..I wish I could have some:D

Hari Chandana said...

Amazing recipe.. looks soo tempting.. wonderful clicks dear!!

Judy said...

Oh, these look so so good. And I just have 3 egg whites in my freezer. How convenient is that?

Parita said...

Cookies look gorgeous! lovely clicks!

Smitha said...

They looks superb Yasmeen. I like its double color and the winner is the coconut:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Cookies look so tempting. Perfect shape .

Ann said...

Totally tempting pictures, it looks cute and yummy

Elra said...

What a beautiful cookies. Love the coconut addition in there.

Nazarina A said...

These would be perfect for my garden party! Yum!

Ivy said...

OMG chocolate and coconut together are two of my most favorite ingredients.

Aparna said...

They're just perfect, Yasmeen.

VineelaSiva said...

The cookies looks so perfect.I wish i could have some cookies Yasmeen.Its really droolinggggggggg.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done, my friend! Those cookies look so pretty and delicious! Mmmhhh, coconut and chocolate...

Cheers,

Rosa

Faiza Ali said...

oh wow !! They look soo perfect and tempting Yasmeen. Is it like the Pepperidge Farm's Milano cookies we get in the US?

Ann said...

WOw,what a garnish for your milan cookies yasmeen..great challenge

sangeeta said...

whose toothmarks are those...in the last pic....i wish it was mine...he he...

Poornima Nair said...

Love the coconut you have added...the cookies looks great. Is it really just 2tbs butter?

meeso said...

Those are beautiful cookies, and must be yummy :)

Resh said...

i just drooled in my mouth!!!! hahah fabulous. will have to make these as a guilty pleasure. But not so guilty! love your dairy fre subs!!

Justin said...

i just looked at a bunch of blogs about these cookies, and I think yours wins because of the coconut

veggie belly said...

drooling..drooling! love the last picture!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks sinful! clicks are really excellent!!

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect cookies.Love all the pics.Its on my to-do list The clicks are great.

Yasmeen said...

Thank you dear all:D .
Sangeeta,
I couldn't wait to finish the photo session,yes those monster toothmarks are mine :P
Poornima,
It really is 2 tablespoon that is about 6 teaspoon of butter.you can omit the milk and add 2 more tablespoons of butter for a more crisp cookies :D

Bergamot said...

Thanks to the challenge, there are so many version of this cookie. you have given it a different twist... looks great..

Gita said...

Lovely cookies Yasmeen...the vegan version of these cookies must be very flavorful :)

Jen said...

Coconut & cocoa look droolicious together.I only remember eating these from pepper ridge farm cookies.

nick said...

Milano cookies? my favorite! the folks at Pepperridge farm should also introduce the coconut flavor ...sounds so good with chocolate.

Sanghi said...

yummmy coookies... Am extending te FIL date to 31st.. so do send more if possible..!

Palidor said...

I love your idea of coating the outside with coconut.

Purvi said...

Coconut sprinkles add to the beauty of the milanos.I love these.

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

wow looks delicious Yasmeen !!
nice click dear ..

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