Flat Almond Florentine Cookies Recipe

I lost count of how many cookie orders I filled each Christmas while working at Scandia Bakery many years ago but I haven’t forgotten everyone’s favorites. The little bakery in Stanwood, Washington drew crowds from all over Washington state. No matter where customers came from these dainty, lace-y cookies were always a must have.

 

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Preheat oven to 350°F.

Ingredients

Measure out all ingredients and set aside.

Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and watching closely. After it is melted, remove from heat.

Add the following ingredients and stir after each is introduced to the saucepan: sugar, corn syrup, milk, vanilla, salt, flour, then almonds.

Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto parchment lined baking sheet. Fill small cookie scoop just about halfway and turn onto cookie sheet about three inches apart. Use a rubber spatula to gently spread each cookie into a little circle.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be golden in the center and light brown around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to fully cool.

Melt chocolate in the microwave for 30-second intervals or over a double boiler. Dip half of each cookie in chocolate. Place back on the parchment lined sheet pan to firm chocolate.

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Another fun way to serve florentines is to put the chocolate in the middle of two cookies that are similar in size.

 

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