Milan Cookies

Cookie recipe:
12 tbsp. Butter, soft, ( no substituting)
2 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. Vanilla extract
2 tbsp. Lemon extract
1 ½ cup flour
6 egg whites

Cookie Filling:
½ cup heavy cream
8 oz. Chocolate chips ( milk chocolate or semisweet)
1 orange, zested

Cream the butter with a mixer til' smooth, slowly add sugar to butter and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs gradually and the extracts. Mix until smooth.
Add flour and mix until incorporated.

With a ¼ plain tip or a cookie scoop, pipe 1 inch sections of batter onto cookie sheet or parchment lined sheet, spacing them 2 inches from each other.

Bake in 350 f degree oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool slightly on pan.

Cookie Filling:

In a saucepan over medium heat, scald cream. Pour hot cream over chocolate in a small bowl. Whisk to melt chocolate and add zest and blend well. Let cool ( It will thicken as it sits)

Spread a thin amount of filling onto the flat side of the cookie while the filling is still soft and press the flat side of the second cookie on top. Repeat until out of ingredients.