Orange Milan Cookies

orangemilanoLet’s just start by saying that I grew up a few blocks away from a Pepperidge Farm outlet store. You know, the places where cookies go when they’re put out to pasture…maybe a few days before the expiration date, maybe cookies that didn’t make the cut, you get the general idea. As I grew up in a–let’s say–thrifty family (and I definitely have the thrifty gene myself!!!) I came to intimately know and love their cookies. I don’t think I could say what my favorite was–the Geneva? Brussels? Bordeaux? Seriously, why choose.

milanocookieBut needless to daydb I was overly jazzed when I discovered that Orange Milan Cookies were this month’s DB challenge.
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.

plate of milanosSince I couldn’t eat them anyway, I opted to just make them GF. I used Better Batter flour and subbed 1:1. It worked perfectly. The milan cookies were very delicate at first so I added a tablespoon more flour, which in retrospect was silly. Despite my better judgment, I did also use 1.5 Tablespoons of lemon extract, and honestly, I still think that was too much. I’d have to eliminate it all together to make the holy grail of cookies, Mint Milan cookies.

These were a lot of fun and I’d definitely make them again. To see all the other versions of Milan cookies (and the faux mallomars, too) please see the other Daring Bakers pages!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Orange Milan Cookies

  1. Lauren says:

    I’m glad that you enjoyed them =D. That must have been fun being so close to tons of cookies as a kid! Your cookies look amazing as well!!

  2. Hannah says:

    What a small world- I live right by the Pepperidge Farms outlet store too! In fact, my dad used to work in the bakery, ages ago as a teenager, so he was always quite fond of those cookies. Anyway, yours look spot-on!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’m confused…when I see the “daring baker’s challenge” recipes I can never find the recipe. Where can I find the recipe or is it not listed. The blog confuses me a bit…sorry 🙁

  4. Jennifer says:

    They look wonderful!

  5. Cheryl Harris says:

    Lauren,
    Oh gosh, I loved that store and it was such a glutton’s paradise! I think I got my lifetime fix of gluten just becasue of them.

    Hannah,
    How funny, I wonder if it was the same one.

    Jennifer,
    Generally, I don’t post recipes that aren’t mine. The gluten/allergen restrictions make it a bit confusing.
    Here’s the recipe for the Milan Cookies
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/milan-cookies-recipe/index.html
    and in the future, all recipes are at the DB website
    http://thedaringkitchen.com/

  6. Sounds good, it pays to be creative in times like these.

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