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Russ Myers


Savor each irresistible cookie with its crisp, candylike texture and thin layer of chocolate.

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15 Min
10 Min


1/3 C Butter (or margarine)
1/3 C Milk
1/4 C Sugar
1 C Chopped almonds (toasted)
3/4 C Diced mixed candied fruits and peels (finely chopped)
1 tsp Finely shredded orange peel
1/4 C All purpose flour
3/4 C Semisweet chocolate pieces
2 Tbs Butter (or margarine)

How to Make Florentines


  • 1Grease and flour a cookie sheet. (Repeat greasing and flouring cookie sheet for each batch). Set asideIn a heavy medium saucepan combine 1/3 cup butter (or margarine), milk, and sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in the almonds, candied fruits and peels, and orange peels. Then stir in the flour. Drop batter from a level tablespoon at least 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Then, using the back of a spoon, spread the batter into 3 inch circles.Bake in a 350F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and cool on waxed paper.In a small heavy saucepan heat chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine) over low heat just until melted, stirring occasionally. Spread a scant teaspoon of chocolate mixture over the bottom of each cookie. When the chocolate is almost set, use the tines of a fork to draw wavy lines though the chocolate. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

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About Florentines

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom