Florentines - Fiorentine (Florentine Cookies)

Recipe by Julesong
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READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 20 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    cup walnuts
  • 14
    cup almonds
  • 1
    tablespoon raisins
  • 1
    tablespoon candied citrus peel (orange and lemon)
  • 2
    ounces butter
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 12
    ounce candied cherry (about 5)
  • 1
    tablespoon cream
  • 4
    ounces semisweet baking chocolate
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DIRECTIONS

  • Finely chop walnuts, almonds, raisins, orange and lemon peel, cherries, and ginger.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan, then add sugar and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil and let it boil for 1 minute without stirring (until just turning light golden).
  • Remove from heat and mix well with cream and fruit-nut mixture.
  • Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (if you have a Silpat, use it!), leaving plenty of space for spreading- try only doing four at a time until you see how large they spread.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before carefully removing with spatula.
  • Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave and spread thinly on flat side of cookies.
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