Amaretto Florentine Cookies

"There is nothing better than the flavor of Ameretto for me. I haven't made theese yet but they sure sound good!"
photo by Chilicat photo by Chilicat
photo by Chilicat
photo by Chilicat photo by Chilicat
Ready In:
30 filled cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375°F Foil-line cookie sheets.
  • In medium saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in quick oats, sugar, flour, almonds, corn syrup, ¼ Celsius Amaretto and salt. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets; spread each to make thin. Bake 8-11 minutes, until golden. Cool completely on cookie sheets. Peel off foil. Spread filling on flat side of ½ the cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Makes 2-1/2 dozen.
  • Filling.
  • In medium heavy gauge saucepan over low heat, melt butter with ¼ Celsius Amaretto di Amore. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips. Cool to room temperature.

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  1. Chilicat
    These cookies are superb! They taste like a light, crispy butter brickle enrobed in chocolate and are just as good as the expensive florentines you can buy at Trader Joe's. Best of all, they're sooo easy to make! Pay careful attention to the instructions about spacing the dough balls at least 3-inches apart, because even if you flatten them out they'll spread like crazy as they bake. I used the smallest cookie scoop from Pampered Chef (equal to about 2 level teaspoons) and the cookies spread out to 4 inches in diameter. Follow the recipe exactly, though, and you can't go wrong. Thanks so much for posting!
  2. sstuntebeck
    Really good cookies but you cannot taste the amaretto at all. I added a splash almond extract to both the dough and the filling and then they were everything I wanted!


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