A couple of weeks ago I had a birthday request that didn't involve buttercream or cupcake liners. The birthday girl had requested some 'Florentines'.
I said 'For sure! not a problem!', and then proceeded to jump right onto google to figure out what a 'florentine' was!
These are awesome cookies! They are quite light, and have an amazing crunchy and slightly chewy texture. They came together so easily, and baked up in only 5 minutes!
These cookies are so simple, they are just like a very thin oatmeal cookie.
I decided to put milk chocolate on the back of a third of the cookies, semi-sweet chocolate on the back of another third, and to leave the remaining cookies plain.
My favourite were the cookies that had semi-sweet chocolate, but everyone had their own favourites :) You can definitely customize these for your group (or yourself!).
Definitely do not crowd these cookies on the pan. They spread from a tiny teaspoon of dough, into a cookie that is up to 3" in diameter!
These were awesome cookies. It was fun to make something I had never heard of before, and they were so addicting after that first bite.
The original recipe is from allrecipes.com, and I made just under 4 dozen cookies with it.
- 2/3 cup melted butter or margarine
- 2 cups rolled oats (quick-cooking)
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- about 2 cups of chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Mix together the oats, flour, salt, and sugar
- Add the melted butter and mix well
- Mix in the corn syrup, milk, and vanilla and mix until a dough forms
- Place 1 tsp of batter onto the prepared baking sheets for each cookie. I only placed 6 - 7 cookies per sheet and they just had enough room to spread.
- Bake for 5 - 7 minutes, watching carefully in order to remove them as son as the edges start to brown
- Let cool completely on the cookie sheets
- Melt the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave and spread on the back of each cookie
- Let dry face-down until the chocolate sets