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Florentine Cookie Recipe

Florentine Cookie Recipe

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Florentine Cookie Recipe

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Italian Florentine cookies are a delightful treat known for their thin, crunchy texture. Made with a simple mixture of slivered almonds, orange zest, and vanilla, these cookies are baked until they take on a crisp, golden brown.

Once cooled, they are usually sandwiched with a layer of melted chocolate, adding a rich and tangy element to their crispy bite.

“Florentine Cookie Recipe is thin, crunchy, almond-based treats with chocolate. They have a toffee-like texture and a hint of orange zest.”

The combination of flavors in Florentine Cookie Recipe is extraordinary. The nuttiness of the almond pairs perfectly with the citrus notes of the orange zest, while the vanilla adds a warm hue. The chocolate in the center adds a creamy contrast to the toffee-like crunch of the cookie.

These cookies are perfect to serve with a hot cup of espresso or coffee. The bitterness of the coffee complements the sweetness of the cookies, creating a balanced and satisfying experience. Florentine cookies are delicious and visually appealing with their intricate lace-like shape.

Baking these cookies is a straightforward process, making them an excellent choice for novice and experienced bakers. With each bite, you can enjoy a taste of Florence, Italy, right in your home. Their unique texture and exquisite flavor make Florentine Cookies a standout addition to any dessert platter.

But my previous easy Almond Sugar Cookies  with a few ingredients are also very delicious.

What Are Florentine Cookies?

What Are Florentine Cookies?

Florentine cookies, also known as lace cookies, are made with finely chopped almonds with a touch of orange and vanilla. They are cooked until they have a soft, delicate texture.

You can enjoy them plain or sandwich(Florentine Cookie Recipe) them with chocolate for extra richness.

Florentine Cookie Recipe Ingredients

ingredients

  • 1 cup (145 grams) raw almonds or almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried oranges (optional)
  • ¾ cup (140 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or light agave syrup
  • 5 tablespoons (71 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ pounds (567 grams) dark or milk chocolate, cut into small chunks
Instructions Florentine Cookie Recipe

Preparation

    • Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
    • Line a 17 x 12 inch baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Peel the Almonds

Peel the Almonds

    • Boil a saucepan of water.
    • Add almonds and boil for 1 minute.
    • Drain and rinse with cold water.
    • Rub the almonds in a towel to remove peels and dry them well.

Chop the Almonds

Chop the Almonds

    • Pulse almonds in a food processor or blender until finely chopped.
    • Mix chopped almonds with flour and orange peel in a bowl.

Prepare the Mixture

Prepare the Mixture

    • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup, and butter.
    • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it boils and sugar dissolves.
    • Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
    • Add vanilla and mix into the almond mixture.
    • Let cool for 15 minutes.

Form the Cookies

Form the Cookies

    • Use a teaspoon to scoop and roll dough into balls.
    • Place dough balls 6 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Bake the Cookies

Bake the Cookies

    • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
    • If cookies merge, separate them with a knife while still hot.
    • Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Add Chocolate

Add Chocolate

    • Melt chocolate in the microwave in 10-second increments, stirring in between.
    • Spread chocolate on one side of a cooled cookie, sandwich with another cookie.
    • Optionally, drizzle chocolate on top by snipping a corner of a zip-top bag filled with melted chocolate.

Store the Cookies

    • Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Florentine Cookie Recipe Making Tips

Shape the Dough

    • Roll the dough into round balls for evenly shaped cookies.
    • The dough will spread as it bakes, so space them well.

Drizzle Chocolate

    • Place melted chocolate in a small zip-top bag.
    • Snip a tiny corner of the bag to pipe the chocolate over the cookies for a perfect drizzle.

Peeling Almonds

    • Peeling almonds can be tricky. Boil them for one minute, rinse with cold water, and rub off the skins with a towel.

Yield

    • This recipe makes 30 sandwiched cookies, each about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter.
Can You Freeze These Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze Florentine Cookie Recipe in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving​ .

How to Store Italian Florentine Cookie Recipe?

Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. In humid climates, the cookies might become soft after a few days​

Should You Toast the Almonds First?

Toasting the almonds is not necessary for this recipe. The nuts will cook in both the saucepan and the oven. However, if you prefer a more robust nutty flavor, lightly toast the almonds before using them​ .

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If you’ve loved the Florentine Cookie Recipe consider giving it a 5-star rating and sharing it with your friends and family.

I hope this recipe brings as much joy to your home as it does to mine.

Share your family’s favorite cookie recipes or baking stories in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your baking adventures.

Don’t forget to showcase your delicious creations on social media by tagging me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest with the username “crispy cookies.” I can’t wait to see your wonderful baking photos and ideas.

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HAPPY BAKING🍪💕

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Florentine Cookie Recipe

Katarina Frank
Italian Florentine Cookie Recipe is thin, crunchy lace cookies made from chopped almonds, orange zest, and vanilla.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course COOKIE, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 peoples
Calories 67 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup 145 grams raw almonds or almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried oranges optional
  • ¾ cup 140 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or light agave syrup
  • 5 tablespoons 71 grams unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ pounds 567 grams dark or milk chocolate, cut into small chunk

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • o Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
  • o Line a 17 x 12 inch baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Peel the Almonds

  • o Boil a saucepan of water.
  • o Add almonds and boil for 1 minute.
  • o Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • o Rub the almonds in a towel to remove peels and dry them well.

Chop the Almonds

  • o Pulse almonds in a food processor or blender until finely chopped.
  • o Mix chopped almonds with flour and orange peel in a bowl.

Prepare the Mixture

  • o In a small saucepan, combine sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup, and butter.
    Prepare the Mixture
  • o Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it boils and sugar dissolves.
  • o Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  • o Add vanilla and mix into the almond mixture.
  • o Let cool for 15 minutes.

Form the Cookies

  • o Use a teaspoon to scoop and roll dough into balls.
  • o Place dough balls 6 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Bake the Cookies

  • o Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
    Bake the Cookies
  • o If cookies merge, separate them with a knife while still hot.
  • o Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Add Chocolate

  • o Melt chocolate in the microwave in 10-second increments, stirring in between.
    Add Chocolate
  • o Spread chocolate on one side of a cooled cookie, sandwich with another cookie.
  • o Optionally, drizzle chocolate on top by snipping a corner of a zip-top bag filled with melted chocolate.

Store the Cookies

  • o Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

  • calories: 67kcal, carbohydrates: 4g, protein: 1g, fat: 5g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 7mg, sodium: 14mg, potassium: 44mg, sugar: 3g, vitamin a: 75IU, vitamin c: 0.1mg, calcium: 19mg, iron: 0.3mg
  • Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Notes

Florentine Cookie Recipe AcrispycookiesIf you’ve loved the Florentine Cookie consider giving it a 5-star rating and sharing it with your friends and family.
I hope this recipe brings as much joy to your home as it does to mine.🍪💕
Share your family’s favorite cookie recipes or baking stories in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your baking adventures. Don't forget to showcase your delicious creations on social media by tagging me on  Instagram, Facebook,  Pinterest, And Twitter  with the username "crispy cookies." I can't wait to see your wonderful baking photos and ideas.
HAPPY BAKING🍪💕
Keyword Florentine Cookie Recipe, lace cookies

Florentine Cookie Recipe

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Katarina Frank

Hi, I'm Katarina!

And A Crispy Cookies is my little space on the internet. I am the author and creator of crispy cookies. I was baking cookies as a hobby.

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