Lacy Florentines


These classic Italian cookies are nutty and crisp, and ridiculously simple to make. A light drizzle of chocolate adds some more decadence!

Lacy Florentines
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
48 mins


  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds

  • ½ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 4 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large cookie sheets with foil. Grease foil; set cookie sheets aside. In a medium heavy saucepan combine sugar, butter, cream, and honey. Cook and stir over low heat about 5 minutes or until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.

  2. Increase heat and bring mixture to boiling. Brush down side of pan with a damp pastry brush or damp paper towel to prevent sugar from crystallizing. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook until thermometer registers 238°F (soft-ball stage). Remove from heat. Quickly stir in oats, almonds, ginger, flour, and lemon peel.

  3. Drop dough by tablespoons 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Dip tines of a fork into cold water and press top of each cookie to flatten. Bake on separate racks for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown and set, switching cookie sheets halfway through baking.

  4. Cool completely on cookie sheets. Gently lift cookies from foil. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
7g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 1g

*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.

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