The Twelve Days of Cookies!
From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges!
The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment (hint, a small loaf tin and electric hand beaters are your friends for so many of these recipes!) so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.
Today’s cookie recipe makes enough for 12 people but instead of individual cookies, this makes a giant cookie you can break into pieces (or let your guests do this) – either way you serve it, it’s so pretty for the holidays!
A Florentine cookie (also known as a lace cookie) is a lovely combination of caramel, nuts, fruit and chocolate that makes a delicate looking cookie which appears much more difficult to make than it really is!
When you’re making these, the “batter” might seem like it’s not going to hold together and when you look in the oven during the bake time, you might wonder if it’s actually going to work out but have faith – it will all come together in the end!
Many recipes for Florentines are completely flourless but here I’ve added a tiny amount of flour to help bind everything together – I found it helps. If you want to make these gluten-free, you can use a GF substitute or, try without.
As for the fruit and nuts, though almonds and cherries are typically used, you can use what you’d like – for the holidays I particularly like the green and red cherries but there are so many other combinations that would work as well.
I have made a few different iterations of this recipe and settled on this one because it’s crunchy with a little bit of chew still in the caramel (i.e. it’s not rock hard). The texture from the cherries and the almonds works well against the crisp and crunch of the caramel, not to mention it looks so pretty!
What's better than a Florentine cookie? A giant Florentine cookie to share! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)
What's better than a Florentine cookie? A giant Florentine cookie to share!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Check out the rest of the:
The Twelve Days of Cookies
Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread
Day 2: Jam Drops
Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice
Day 4: Melting Moments
Day 5: White Christmas
Day 6: Langues de Chat
Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice
Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits
Day 9: Rocky Road
Day 10: Honey Joys
Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles
Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)
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2 thoughts on “Twelve days of cookies: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)”
Do you know if these will freeze well?
No they will not!