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Classic Florentine cookies: a crunchy delight with a touch of chocolate

Classic Florentine cookies: a crunchy delight with a touch of chocolate

Florentine cookies are a classic treat known for their crunchy texture and delicious blend of flavors, including oats, almonds and a luscious chocolate base. These cookies combine the nutty crunch of almonds with the healthy goodness of oats, all brought together with a rich dark chocolate backing that perfectly complements the light sweetness of the cookie. Ideal for cookie lovers and chocolate lovers, these Florentines offer a sophisticated twist on traditional cookies.

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Why you'll love it:

These Florentine cookies are not only delicious but also visually appealing, making them perfect for gifting or serving on special occasions. The combination of textures, from crispy cookie to smooth chocolate, delivers a satisfying crunch in every bite. Additionally, the simplicity of the recipe allows for easy preparation, but the result is anything but ordinary. Using dark chocolate not only enhances the flavor but also adds a touch of luxury to each cookie.

Perfect occasion:

Florentine cookies are fantastic for holiday gatherings, as part of a festive cookie exchange, or as a fancy treat to accompany coffee or tea. They are also excellent as homemade gifts, beautifully packaged in a decorative box or box. Serve them at your next dinner party or take them to a family brunch; These cookies are sure to impress with their elegant appearance and exquisite taste.

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Decorating Tips:

For an extra touch of elegance, you can drizzle melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate for an elegant contrast. You can also sprinkle a little sea salt or crushed nuts over the chocolate before it hardens to add texture and enhance flavor. replaces the word nice with empty make them even more festive, consider adding a sprinkle of edible gold dust or colored sugar sprinkles just before the chocolate sets.

Ingredients:

  • Cookies:
    • 112 grams of unsalted butter
    • 175 grams of brown sugar
    • 103 grams of whole oats
    • 52 grams of flaked almonds
    • 11 grams of all-purpose flour (or oat flour)
    • 1/4 teaspoon of fine salt
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 1 egg
  • Decoration:
    • 150 grams of dark chocolate (50%-70% cocoa)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C (374°F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar. Stir continuously until mixture begins to boil; remove from heat immediately.
  3. Stir in the oats and almonds until well combined.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, vanilla and egg until well incorporated.
  5. Using a measuring spoon, drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them well apart.
  6. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Immediately after baking, use a larger cookie cutter or the rim of a glass to perfect the round shape of the cookies. Let cool completely.
  8. Melt dark chocolate in the microwave every 30 seconds, stirring in between, until smooth.
  9. On a clean piece of parchment paper, place two teaspoons of melted chocolate for each cookie, spaced well apart.
  10. Place a cookie on each chocolate puddle, pressing lightly to spread the chocolate to the edges.
  11. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.

Enjoy these exquisite Florentine biscuits, a perfect blend of crunchy, nutty and chocolate that will enhance any dessert table or coffee break!

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