Sure, the store-bought stuff is good, but nothing beats homemade milano cookies! Impress everyone during your cookie exchange this year. Easily customize the flavors with this easy to follow milano cookies recipe.
If I had to name one cookie as the ultimate “adulting” cookie, it would be the Milano. Growing up, I always considered it to be a cookie that only grown-ups can enjoy, and it was out of bounds for someone my age.
As I grew up and had money of my own, I still shied away from Milanos, thinking they were for someone who was more responsible. The type of cookie you eat when you have your own house and car. It took me a while until I actually realized I was both being silly and also worthy of this cookie.
I think this pretty much sums up my adolescence.
Are Milano Cookies Italian?
Technically, no. The cookies were actually created by Pepperidge Farms in 1956. That being said, the cookie is based on Italian-style cookies.
Are Milano Cookies Soft?
Milano cookies are light, buttery, crisp cookies that sandwich a rich, velvety chocolate ganache. They are far from soft, and make wonderful cookies to dip in a glass of ice-cold milk or your coffee because they can retain their structure well.
Can You Freeze Milano Cookies?
Absolutely! I love freezing them. They do get a little softer when thawed, but I don’t mind that. If you want to keep your cookies crisp, I would refrain from freezing them. Honestly, I do enjoy eating them while they are still mostly frozen.
Are Milano Cookies Gluten-Free
No, they are not gluten-free, but you can easily make it so by using a 1:1 gluten-free baking mix. I recommend using King Arthur Flour and Bob’s Red Mill.
Want to Bake More Cookies?
If you want more cookies, try my double chocolate cookies or my cinnamon roll cookies! You may also enjoy my German thumbprint cookies and my s’mores stuffed cookies. My coconut chocolate chip cookies are a reader favorite. If you’d like to be more adventurous, try something like my edible sugar cookie dough!