Candy cookies? These sweet chocolate-orange cookies are so luscious and chewy,
they taste just like candy.
- 3/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 pound candied orange peel, very finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose
- 2 bars (4 ounces each) sweet baking chocolate
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and flour cookie sheet.
- Stir whipping cream and sugar together until well blended.
- Stir in almonds, orange peel and flour. Dough will be very thin.
- Drop by scant teaspoonsful onto cookie sheet. Flatten with knife or spatula.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until cookies brown lightly around edges.
- Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
- Melt chocolate bars over low heat. Turn cookies over; spread with chocolate.
- Allow to dry 8 hours at room temperature or until chocolate becomes firm.
- Store in covered container or in refrigerator.
Yield: 5 dozen cookies
Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)
Substitution: Florentines were invented by
Austrian bakers and traditionally contain butter, sugar, cream, honey and candied
fruit. Often, one side is dipped in chocolate.
Success: Watch these cookies carefully because
they brown quickly.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 35 ); Total
Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 0mg; Total Carbohydrate 3
g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 1 g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 2 %; Calcium 0%; Iron 2 %
Exchanges: 1 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photo credit:
Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.