Homemade Florentines

Surprisingly, homemade florentines ship very well. Just wrap two cookies, back-to-back, together. Enjoy them as they are or with some melted semi-sweet chocolate on top.

ingredients for florentines
Unsalted butter 6 Tbsp
Heavy or whipping cream ¼ cup
Light corn syrup 1 Tbsp
Sugar 1/3 cup
All purpose flour 2 Tbsp
Slivered almonds, finely chopped 1 cup
Candied orange peel or cherries, ½ cup
finely chopped
Semisweet chocolate, melted (optional) 8 oz



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Combine butter, cream, corn syrup, sugar, and flour in a small saucepan. Bring them to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.

    Just before baking

  • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in chopped almonds and candied orange peel or cherries.


  • Drop batter by heaping teaspoons, approximately 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Since they will spread, do not place more than 5 or 6 cookies on a sheet.

  • Cooling homemade florentines
    Bake just until set, about 5 – 10 minutes depending on how hot your oven is. Let them cool on cookie sheet for a minute before carefully transferring them to a wire rack.

  • If preferred, spread the flat side of each florentine with melted semi-sweet chocolate.


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