milano cookies.

This month’s Daring Baker challenge is all about 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. That said, I would be going a different, vegan-friendly route. I chose Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s delicious looking recipe for vegan milanos, which I highly recommend. See that stack of milanos in the photo? They are but a distant memory – not a crumb remains.


I’ve said it before (and I’ll say it again) – I am an unabashed cookie monster. Cookies make me happy. Milan cookies, or milanos, are an old favourite. Two delicate vanilla cookies sandwiched together with chocolate ganache.  Simple. Perfection.

For the challenge, we were allowed to make one or both cookies. I fully intended to make both. I looked at this challenge as an opportunity to conquer the vegan marshmallow monster. I had a recipe to try. I tried it. It wasn’t quite marshmallowy. I shall persevere. Today it’s all about the milanos.

Sometimes the simplest things are the best things.

I’ll take a raincheck on those mallows.


21 thoughts on “milano cookies.

  1. Great job, Marika! They look so fudgy inside and delicious. Love the way you seacked them for the photo! BTW, I ended up choosing one of your choices, 4107 :)

  2. It’s no surprise these were eaten alive!! They wouldn’t last a day…no make that 3 hours in my house! Awesome work, I have yet to try these lil devils :)

  3. Your cookies look very good.
    Looks like I was perhaps the only one who had slight problems with this recipe. I must have gone wrong somewhere.

    I made the mallows using marzipan!

    • Aparna – MARZIPAN…you are genius! Here I was, wracking my (clearly feeble) brain for what I could use in place of marshmallow…marzipan is the perfect choice! :)

    • These look beautiful! I’m also such a cookie monster, I wasn’t able to get these made this month, but I know I’ll be making them – I blame Isa!!!

  4. Thanks for this! I think this will be what I’ll be making for October bake sale #2 at work. This time I won’t be labeling them as “vegan-friendly”, as I suspect that deterred some people from buying the chocolate-chocolate chip cookies I made for bake sale #1 (full rant on my blog). I’m going to test how “dairy + egg free” does on the label instead. But how can anyone resist a yummy looking sandwich-cookie?

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