You may recall that I did America’s Most Wanted Recipes Taste Test for Ron Douglas’s first recipe book containing some popular recipes from America’s favorite restaurants. Well, Ron is back with another book! This time it’s called More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes and the recipes cost $10 or less to make! Yay! When I saw the chance to do another taste test, I jumped on it. The first book contains many great recipes and I couldn’t wait to see which recipes Ron tackled in this new book!
This book has many recipes from America’s favorite restaurants and companies. Just some of the recipes in this book include: Applebee’s Deadly Chocolate Sin, Golden Corral’s Rolls, and KFC’s Grilled Chicken! As you can tell, I had a hard time deciding which recipe to taste test. I finally decided to go with…
Pepperidge Farm’s Milano Cookies! I was surprised to see this recipe in the book because I have liked Milano Cookies for years now and had actually wondered how they made them. Well, now I no longer have to wonder! I’m obviously not going to give you the recipe, but I can provide you with some pictures and my opinion of the cookies!
I will start out by saying that these cookies are relatively easy to make! You simply make and bake the cookies, let them cool and make some chocolate center and then combine them! It really is that easy! I also wanted to point out how inexpensive these cookies are, especially compared to how much you would pay for them at the store! The recipe makes 10 cookies and costs only $4.50!
My one complaint about these cookies is their size. If you buy them in the store, they are small and nice for a little treat. However, these come out to be full size cookies! Since they come together to form a sandwich, I don’t think they need to be that big. I would recommend you make smaller dough balls when you make them. This would of course increase the number of cookies you can make! Maybe it’s me, but I think Milano Cookies are meant to be a little surprise, something to cheer me up, not regular cookies. However, if you feel otherwise, then you might not have any issues with the cookie size.
These cookies do taste very similar to the ones you buy in the store. I think ours would have been better with more chocolate sauce in the middle. I think if we had added more chocolate, the cookies wouldn’t have been so dry. However, the cookies were pretty good.
I can’t wait to try more recipes from this book. These cookies turned out pretty similar to the real things! Granted, I would change a few things, but they were good. So, if you want to make something to eat that’s from your favorite restaurant, then check out this book!
Disclosure: I received a copy of More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes for the taste test. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.