Florentines (Sandwich Cookies)

“These are a very easy to make, great christmas cookie. Chocolate is sandwiched between the florentines,Yummy. The recipe is courtsey from Glada De Laurentis and the food network.”
READY IN:
55mins
YIELD:
28 sandwich cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Position the rack in the center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silpat(silicone baking mat).
  3. Stir the chopped almonds, flour and zest in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir the sugar, butter, cream, and honey in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves; Bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Remove the pan from heat; Stir in almond mixture; COOL the batter for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Bake the cookies until they are LACY and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  7. Gently slide the parchment paper onto a rack to cool compelety; transfer the cookies to paper towels.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter, lining with clean parachment paper or baking mat.
  9. Note: the cookies can be made up to this point 2 months ahead, cool compelety, then store airtight in freezer, defrost before continuing.
  10. Stir the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until chocolate melts or melt carefully in microwave.
  11. Spread the melted chocolate over the bottom of 1 cookie, top with a second cookie, bottom side down, pressing lightly to adhere; repeat with remaining cookies and chocolate, enjoy.

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