Honey Almond Florentines with Candied Orange (Recipe)

Posted on : February 27th, 2020

Honey Almond Florentines with Candied Orange

Today for lunch (don’t judge me!) I was indulging in my favorite cookie in the world: honey almond florentines! I have a healthy whole grain kale-ridden meal in the microwave, too. But before I made that choice, I thought “Oh, I’ll just have one while I making something better to eat.” I love the lacey but crunchy almond yumminess with a layer of chocolate so much, I never buy them because they don’t last long in my house! I think, “I’ll just have one, they’re thin!” And then, “Oh, maybe I’ll have one for dessert, too. I mean, I was good and ate the kale thing. I deserve a little dessert.” And so it goes . . . until they’re not allowed to come in the door anymore!

Interestingly, as I sat down with “just one” cookie to write this blog, I thought these are perfect but they’d be even MORE perfect if there was some kind of fruit layer on top. Then I popped over to the Almond Board of California’s website and there was a recipe for Honey Almond Florentines with candied orange visible on top!

Oh yes! That’s today’s recipe for sure! I mean, that coincidence MUST be a sign, right? So here we go! Don’t shoot me if you try them. I warned you that they’re addicting!

Honey Almond Florentines with Candied Orange

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Combine sugar, cream and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, then gently boil to 234°F. (Use a candy thermometer).
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the almonds, orange peel and flour. 
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a foil-lined cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies slightly. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes or until they are golden around the edges and cooked in the center.
  4. Cool thoroughly on the foil then peel off and invert on a wire rack.
  5. Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a small saucepan set in a larger pan of water. Stir in shortening, then spread the mixture over the flat bottoms of the cookies. Make wavy lines in the chocolate with a fork for the classic Florentine look. 
  6. Let stand until set, at least 4 hours. 
  7. Devour (perhaps with some restraint!)

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