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Ever since I started watching The Great British Baking Show I’ve been dying to make Mary Berry’s Florentine cookies (if you haven’t watched the show, do yourself a favor and get on Netflix and watch it!). So today, I decided to make that happen. Well…sort of. After reading through her recipe I realized there were far too many ingredients I didn’t have and would probably have a hard time finding in the United States. Soooo… after reading a dozen or so recipes I concocted my own! And let me tell you, they turned out fabulous.
If you’re wondering what a Florentine is, they are a very thin sweet almond cookie. Mine have dark chocolate painted on the back, and have a hint of orange and dried cranberries. Your batter will be very thin when you drop it onto your cookie sheet, but it will spread and the sugars will caramelize making a delicate and delicious cookie!