Florentines

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almonds or hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 pound candied orange peel, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • pinch salt
Icing:
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons cream or water

Mix all cookie ingredients together and arrange 2 inches apart, by teaspoonfuls, on baking sheet. Flatten each with a knife dipped in cold water.

Bake about 10 minutes, or until browned around the edges. Cool, flat side up, on racks, then spread with chocolate icing.

Icing: Melt chocolate in a double boiler; add cream or water. Stir until smooth and spread on the flat side of the cookies.

  • Yields: 24 cookies
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes

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