Florentine cookies are delicate, delicious and very beautiful, they are perfect for when you want to eat something sweet or to give away, and they are also very simple to make.
I prepared them with almonds and walnuts, but you can use the nut you prefer or even add candied fruit. Also as it has no flour they are suitable for celiacs.
Florentine cookies are a type of cookies that come from Florence, Italy, and although here I leave the recipe is rather a “technique” of making cookies with nuts and egg whites that are super finite, crunchy and delicate, so they are put a layer of chocolate to make them more “resistant”, There are even versions in which the cookies stick 2 at a time with chocolate, making a kind of sandwich. There are also versions that add a little flour, but I prefer this version since they are halfway between a cookie and a sweet ha ha ha and also having no flour can be consumed by celiacs.
If you want to imagine how many variations can be made to this recipe, think of the boxes of cookies the fete, which come Florentine cookies of various flavors.
Another important detail of these cookies is that they last a long time, they can be 2 weeks minimum stored in a can with butter paper and will remain perfect, which added to the fact that they are precious makes them a perfect gift, for example for Christmas.
And here is another tip: if you want to give them a more “festive” look you can mix nuts with candied fruit (I especially like them with candied oranges),But do not use only candied fruit as they would be too fragile.
It hard for me that the cookies are the same size and round, so the trick I do is draw circles on the butter paper (leaving at least the distance of the circle between each one, since they will grow when baked) and turn it over, that detail is important since the ink could stain the cookies, And then I just make the cookies following the circles drawn.
- wax paper
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 egg whites at room temperature
- 4 1/2 oz chopped almonds
- 4 1/2 oz chopped nuts can use the nut or nuts they want the important thing is that together they add 250 grams
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 orange its zest
- 6 oz chopped milk chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 300ºF
- Line the baking trays with butter paper. Reserve.
- With the help of a hand whisk in a bowl mix the egg whites with sugar, honey and orange zest (it is just mixing, not beating) until a homogeneous mixture is obtained, add the nuts and mix well.
- Put a tablespoon of mixture on the butter paper, spread it forming a circle. Repeat taking care to leave space between the cookies as they will stretch in the oven.
- Put in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. If they were very disassembled after the oven we can shape them with the help of a glass. Let cool COMPLETELY before removing from the paper as they are very fragile.
- Melt the chocolate in a water bath and cover one of the sides of the cookie with chocolate, let it harden (in the refrigerator it is faster) and enjoy!
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This recipe not only seems delicious but in fact it is… I recommend this page a hundred percent. Easy to make and it tasted very good.
Thank you very much Sara!You don’t know how glad I’m that you liked the recipe.