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We all know that vitamin C is crucial in the diet, especially when strengthening one’s immune system. We all also know that oranges are a great source of the stuff. That said, one of my favorite ways to get my daily dose is with a helping or two of orange milanos, made sandwich-style.
These are extremely light yet buttery cookies that provide a nice burst of citrus with each nibble. They certainly don’t have to be made as a sandwich, but why not? Who wouldn’t want an excuse to eat one’s favorite frosting or ganache?
You may be wondering how I judge how much frosting to use between the melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Like so:
-If, when I take a bite, frosting does not squirt out, then I haven’t used enough.
-If, when I take a bite, frosting squirts out onto the floor or my lap, then I’ve used too much.
-Alternatively, if I’ve only sandwiched 10 cookies or so out of a 40-cookie batch and run out of frosting, then I’ve used too much.
Just kidding–you can never use too much. Make more frosting and continue. So, while it’s generally encouraged to get your vitamin C via a glass of low-sugar juice or some such, I personally prefer cookies that are enhanced with the power of oranges. It may not be the best way to go, but it’s one of the tastiest.
Orange Milano Sandwich Cookies