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Imperial Sugar
Imperial Sugar

Florentines

Ingredients

  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper (or fit with silicone baking mats).
      2. Into a heavy duty blender or food processor, pulse almonds and flour until they are the consistency of sand. Set aside.
      3. Into a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat add: cream, butter, sugar. Cook, stirring often, until mixture thickens. Approximately 5 minutes. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture begins to lightly brown on edges.
      4. Remove pan from heat. Add: almonds, honey, vanilla, orange zest and salt. Mix until combined.
      5. Drop 1 teaspoon of batter onto prepared baking sheets. 6 per pan, spacing apart as cookies will spread during baking. Gently and lightly press down batter. Bake for approximately 6-10 minutes until cookies begin to brown around edges.
      6. Remove parchment or silicone mats from baking sheets and transfer to baking rack to cool.
      7. Add a drizzle of chocolate to these after baking if desired.
      8. Store cookies in an airtight container.
      9. NOTE: You can add a drizzle of chocolate to these after baking if desired.
      Imperial Sugar Insight

      Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Paula Jones @bellalimento.