Cranberry and Lemon Florentines Recipe


6 tablespoons sweet butter - cut into 6 pieces

2/3 cup caster sugar

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons honey 

1-1/4 cups slivered almonds - finely chopped

1 cup finely chopped candied lemon peel - divided

1/2 cup dried cranberries - finely chopped

1/3 cup all purpose flour

9 ounces 64% chocolate - finely chopped


Cranberry and Lemon Florentines Recipe

A lacy, crispy cookie. Adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine recipe 

1. Place butter, sugar, cream, and honey in medium saucepan.

2. Attach candy thermometer to side of pan. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.

3. Reduce heat to low and boil without stirring until candy thermometer registers 230°F, about 4 minutes.

4. Remove pan from heat.

5. Immediately add chopped almonds, 1/2 cup Candied Lemon Peel, cranberries, and flour; stir until evenly distributed.

6. Cool to room temperature (dough will thicken as it cools).

7. Position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F.

8. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

9. Spoon generous rounded teaspoonfuls dough (about 1-inch-diameter rounds) onto prepared baking sheets, spacing about 4 inches apart.

10. Bake until cookies spread out, bubble, and are golden brown, rotating baking sheets halfway during baking, about 16 minutes total.

11. Place baking sheets on rack.

12. If cookies are misshapen, use butter knife to push irregular edges in, forming round cookies.

13. Slide parchment paper with cookies onto racks; cool completely.

14. Let baking sheets cool completely, then repeat process with remaining dough, lining baking sheets with fresh parchment paper between batches.

15. Stir finely chopped chocolate in metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth.

16. Using fork, drizzle melted chocolate over cookies.

17. Decorate with remaining 1/2 cup finely chopped Candied Lemon Peel.

Chill to set chocolate, about 20 minutes.