Florentine Cookies

Florentine cookies are the traditional Italian cookies made usually on Christmas. The cookies consist of nuts, dried fruits, candies peels which are mixed in a syrup of sugar, butter and honey. Typical recipe does not have any flour or eggs in them. These are also popular edible gift during Christmas.

I first tried a batch f Florentine with the proper flour less recipe. The cookies turned out amazing but they expanded so much that could not hold the shape and it was a mess. The second time I tried a recipe with flour which also tasted heavenly but did not come out as thin as it should be. But seriously these cookies were amazing and definitely would make a wonderful edible gift.

Blogging Marathon#75 Week 1/Day 6
Sub Theme– Cookies
Dish– Floretine Cookies
Country– Italian
SourceHereand Here

1/2 cup plain flour
1 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
1 cup cranberries, raisins, candied fruit peels
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
4 tablespoon heavy cream
4 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 °F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Pulse almonds f a minute to make a coarse powder.
In a heavy bottom sauce pan add sugar and honey and let it cook until it starts boiling.
Once boiled, stir in heavy cream and butter. Cook for a minute more.
Remove from heat and stir in almonds, cranberries, candied fruit peels, raisins.
Finally, add in flour and stir well.
Let the dough cool a little bit. Once cool enough to handle make small balls of dough.
Place them on the prepared baking tray 3″ apart and slightly flatten the cookie balls.
Bake in preheated oven for abut 10 minutes or until golden.
Cool on the baking sheet. Store in the cookie jar.

Serve and enjoy.

Serves – About 15 to 20 cookies Baking time- 10 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

9 comments on “Florentine Cookies”

  1. These sound like very addictive form of cookies.

  2. Srivalli says:

    These cookies look heavenly Sapana..so wonderful!

  3. You are treating us with some awesome cookies each day!! Lovely share!!

  4. Sowmya :) says:

    These cookies look crisp and delicious! Bookmarking them

  5. Florentine cookies looks absolutely stunning to Munch with a cup of coffee, such a scrumptious cookies there.

  6. Flour less cookies are hard to make and it takes a lot of effort to get the right consistency. Your cookies with a little bit of flour has come out beautifully.

  7. The cookie ingredients sounds fantastic , the candy peel is what always attracts me ..awesome cookies.

  8. Love the addition of orange zest and just with 1/2 cup of flour you have got an amazing cookie.

  9. Pavani N says:

    Those cookies look so dainty and delicious.

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