I had a craving for a simple but beautiful cookie and scoured my favorites on Pinterest for inspiration. I came across this really straightforward recipe for homemade Milan cookies but didn’t have a few of the ingredients (namely lemon extract and heavy cream).
I decided to substitute the lemon extract with orange extract and skip over making my own filling entirely and instead use one of my favorite flavors of all time, Nutella. The result tastes like the most delicious fortune cookie you’ve ever had with filling!
The main tip I have is to make sure your powdered sugar and butter have completely dissolved into one another. I had a few lumps of powdered sugar left in the batter and, though tasty, they make the cookies look a little lumpy. Be patient as you’re piping them onto your parchment and make sure they’re spaced at least two inches apart! (more…)