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Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins
An Austrian cookie despite its Italian sounding name.
Make and share this Austrian Florentines (Echte Florentiner) recipe from Food.com.
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 3⁄4 cup sifted cake flour (Not self rising flour)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup blanched slivered almond
- 3 ounces candied orange peel, finely chopped
CHOCOLATE GLAZE (triple to use in this recipe)
- 3 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
- 3 tablespoons butter
- FOR THE CHOCOLATE GLAZE:.
- Partially melt chocolate pieces in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water. Remove from heat and stir until chocolate is melted. Blend in butter. This will also glaze one 8-inch tubed cake. Triple the recipe for the cookies.
- FOR THE COOKIES: Cream butter; add brown sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy. Add honey, corn syrup, and cream gradually, beating well after each addition.
- Sift flour and salt together; add in thirds to creamed mixture, mixing until blended after each addition. Mix in almonds and candied peel.
- Drop by level tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto greased and lightly floured cookie sheets; spread into 2 inch rounds.
- Bake at 350°F about 7 minutes. (Cookies should be delicately browned and about 3 inches in diameter with a slightly lacy appearance.).
- Cool 2 to 3 minutes on cookie sheets. Carefully remove cookies to wire racks; turn flat side up and cool completely.
- Evenly spread bottom of each cookie with about 1 1/2 teaspoons Chocolate Glaze. When chocolate is almost set, draw wavy lines through glaze. About 2 dozen cookies.
- Canadian Family Cookbook.
out of 4 recipes-this was the best.perfect. easy to make i baked them twice in 3days and have only 6 left.thank you olga