Mallory and I tested a new recipe the other day and were so surprised that it actually turned out. In this months Everyday Food (the Martha food magazine) she had this recipe. They were really fun and quick to make. They totally looked like the Milano's that we all love SO much.
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (Watkins is the best)
1 large egg
4 oz semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract(Watkins is the best again!)
Beat butter and sugar on high for 4 min. Add vanilla and beat. Add egg and beat to combine. Mix flour and salt(already combined beforehand) into low mixer, gradually just till combined.
Transfer dough to big zip lock or pastry bag. Snip zip lock with a 3/4 inch hole. Pipe 54 2-inch cookies on parchment. Chill 20 min.
Bake on 325 for 15 minutes.
Mix together powered sugar and peppermint extract.
Spread chocolate on one side of cookie and sugar mix on the other and sandwich together.
These are so fun to make with kids.