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Easy Almond Coconut Florentine

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Chewy, nutty and buttery...these classic Florentine cookies are filled with almonds, desiccated coconut flakes, dried cranberries and a caramel. They are baked until golden and crisp with a slightly chewy center. Enjoy yourself or give as a homemade gift.

  • 100 g Butter
  • 70 g Sugar
  • 50 g Honey
  • 2 tbsp White spelt flour
  • 50 g Desiccated coconut flakes
  • 50 g Blanched almond sticks
  • 50 g Dried cranberries, chopped
  • 125 g Dark chocolate couverture
  1. Melt the butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the flour then add the coconut flakes, almond sticks and chopped cranberries.
  3. Heat oven to 190C/ 375F. Divide the mixture into 16 silicon muffin cups. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool for a few minutes until firm. Cool completely.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a simmering saucepan of water. Turn the florentines over on the wire rack. Dip the bases of the cookies in the chocolate, then sit them upside down on a tray until set. If you like, use a fork to draw wavy lines across the chocolate when the chocolate is firm enough to hold its shape. Leave to set and then store in an airtight container.

© 2021 |

© 2021 |


Ben | Havocinthekitchen 2/12/21 02:03

Florentine cookies are one of the most elegant and festive holiday cookies to me. These look and sound marvelou! Loving the addition of coconut.

Tom 2/12/21 02:28

...they look fabulous.

kathyinozarks 2/12/21 03:06

I am not familar with these-they look delicious-I could switch up the flour to gluten free-thanks

J.P. Alexander 2/12/21 03:16

Se ve muy ricas pronto lo haré. Gracias por la receta.

Noob Cook 2/12/21 04:21

Your loved ones will be lucky to receive such quality home-made treats from you.

Lola Martínez 2/12/21 08:48

No preparo muchas galletas porque no me quedan bonitas, aunque nos gustan. Las que hoy nos traes se ven deliciosas y preciosas.

speedy70 2/12/21 09:13

Irresistibili questi dolcetti!!!!

Nancy Chan 2/12/21 09:59

Looks good. Great for snacking.

Pedro 2/12/21 09:59

Easy and very rich. Absolutely delicious!

New Classic r 2/12/21 13:13

WOW, these look fabulous. Thanks Angie.

DEZMOND 2/12/21 14:09

A very decadent combo indeed!

Kitchen Riffs 2/12/21 15:45

So nice! Love almond, and these look delish. Such an interesting mix of ingredients, too -- layers of flavor, I'd say. :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

[Reply] 2/12/21 16:44

Oh, yes please!!! These sound amazing!

Pam 2/12/21 17:20

I would have a hard time eating just one. They look and sound tasty!

Bill 2/12/21 17:40

They look delicious.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 2/12/21 17:57

This is my type of cookie- really looks good and in fact I purchased similar cookies for last night's Hanukah dinner.

foodtravelandwine 2/12/21 18:30

It looks so good....ideal for winter!! can't stop ny eating only one.....delicious and dangerous at the same time!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Norma2 2/12/21 23:21

Florentine cookies are delicious to serve with coffee. They always give wishes to continue eating one after another.
Kisses Angie

Gloria Baker 3/12/21 00:52

what beautiful cookies dear Angie!!!

babYpose 3/12/21 06:16

These look so tempting to have a taste, delicious Chocolate melt base cookies so yummy. Have a great day Angie.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 3/12/21 06:34

Mmmm! These look delicious and contain all my favourite ingredients.

Give them away - Really!!

They are all mine! :)

Thanks for sharing a lovely weekend treat recipe and stay safe :)

Rose world 3/12/21 11:49

Could I have some, please?? I love Florentine cookies. Tasted once, imported cookies.

The Velvet Runway 3/12/21 15:40

These cookies look delicious! I love the taste combination of coconut and chocolate!
Julia x

Jeff the Chef 3/12/21 16:30

This would make a terrific gift, they're so beautiful! Thank you!

Fran @ G'day Souffle 3/12/21 16:44

Just when I thought cookies couldn't get any better, the addition of the chocolate makes these Florentines taste fantastic!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 3/12/21 17:52

you had me at coconut which I am a huge fan of! Delicious!

David 4/12/21 03:39

Angie, I don't think that I've ever had a Florentine cookie but I sure want one...or multiples now! These cookies look and sound great. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Martyna 4/12/21 08:25

This looks very delicious;)

eileeninmd 4/12/21 11:12

Hello Angie,
Your cookies look delicious. Yummy ingredients and a great recipe, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

Paola 4/12/21 12:17

Non li conoscevo! Ma sembrano veramente buonissimi.

Paolina 4/12/21 16:30

Che buoni, sono golosissimi, bravissima!

bread&salt 4/12/21 20:42

This cookies look great! I am sure Dark chocolate makes it better. Let me to have couple of them for our 5o'clock tea break.

My name is Erika. 5/12/21 14:51

I would substitute another nut for almonds (I'm allergic) but see that's easy enough to do. I'm printing this one off as I think this week I might start baking cookies.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 5/12/21 17:19

I love coconut anything, so these sound wonderful!

Eva Taylor 7/12/21 11:50

What a pretty Christmas treat. The flavours sound wonderful.

Choclette 7/12/21 18:03

Florentines are so delicious. What a good idea to bake them in muffin cases to give them a uniform shape.

tigerfish 8/12/21 01:09

The coconut definitely adds a magic aroma to these cookies!

Raymund 8/12/21 03:06

Thats a perfect treat this holiday season

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 8/12/21 16:46

These look absolutely delightful! All my favorite ingredients. :)

Lowcarb team member 9/12/21 00:40

I'm sure these will taste delicious :)

All the best Jan

mjskit 9/12/21 02:01

Love florentines and these look fabulous! I've never made them before, but it is the holidays and time to make cookies. These are on my list. Thanks for the recipe Angie.

Tisa Jacob 10/12/21 03:31

So festive, Angie. These look delicious!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 17/12/21 17:10

I am going to have to get some spelt flour. This is the third recipe that I've seen this week that requires it. My mother used to make the best florentines! These look amazing.


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