I had a request on the survey that I posted to make more make-your-own junk food. I love this idea. I’m not the healthiest person in the world and I like to have my goodies once in a while, the problem is I can’t eat store bought goodies so I have to figure out how to make my own. So the first thing I made on this little challenge was homemade Milanos. Once you realize that these are just simple shortbread cookies, they aren’t so intimidating, and definitely not worth spending $3 a bag on!
What you need:
- 1 stick butter
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 c. flour
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1 T butter
Mix together the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and flour. It’s hard to mix it correctly with a spoon so have fun and use your hands!
Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325F for 15 minutes. These won’t be as thin as store boughten Milanos but if you make them too thin they won’t be able to hold the chocolate.
After the cookies have had a chance to cool. Melt the 1T of butter and the chocolate chips.
Dip the cookies into the chocolate and let them dry on waxed paper. I didn’t have any waxed paper so I just used my drying rack.