Florentine Cookies Recipe

Carrie Vasios

Crunchy, paper thin almond cookies flavored with orange.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 24 servings

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  • 6 ounces (1 2/3 cup) sliced blanched almonds, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest from 1 medium orange

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and preheat to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with silipat liners (see note). In a medium bowl, combine almonds, flour, zest, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, corn syrup, heavy cream, and sugar over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, let boil hard for 1 minute, then take off heat, stir in vanilla, and pour over nut mixture. Stir to combine.

  3. When dough is cool enough to handle, scoop into rounded tablespoons and drop on prepared baking sheets at least 2 1/2-inches apart. Bake until golden and flat, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely then gently remove from baking sheet.


If you have silpat sheets, this is the time to use them. These cookies are incredibly thin and crunchy. It's much easier to peel them off the silicone liners than off greased parchment. Also, don't store these cookies with others as the moisture from the other cookies will cause these to soften.

Special Equipment

Silpat liners or parchment (see note)

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
64 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)