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Cookie Recipe – Chocolate Florentines

A chocolate florentine is always a treat. And this chocolate cookie recipe is delicious and easy to make. Serve these cookies as a snack or as an after dinner treat.

How To Make Chocolate Florentines

This combination of rich chocolate and dried fruit and nuts is a classic, special occasion biscuit.

Preparation Time: 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 25- 35 mins

Makes 12 -14

Ingredients:

1 oz/25 gm glace cherries

2 ½ oz/ 60 gm unsalted butter

2 oz/ 50 gm caster sugar

2 tablespoon double cream

1 oz/ 25 gm raisins

1 oz/ 25 gm mixed candied peel

2 oz/ 50 gm flaked almonds

2 tablespoons plain flour

5 oz/ 150 gm chocolate, broken into pieces

Method of Preparation

1- Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

2- Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar and heat until bubbling. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, dried fruits, almonds, flour and chopped glace cherries.

3- Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on the baking sheet, making sure they are spaced well apart. These will have to be done in a minimum of two batches.

4- Bake in a preheated oven 180C, for about 8 minutes until the mixture has spread. Immediately, using a greased, plain biscuit cutter, push in the edge of each biscuit to form neat roundels. Bake for a further 2 minutes, then transfer the Florentines to a sheet of non-stick baking parchment to cool. Bake the remaining mixture in the same way.

5- Melt the chocolate pieces in a double boiler. Using a palette knife spread each biscuit with plenty of chocolate and leave to set on a clean sheet of paper.

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