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Latin Lace Florentines recipe

Latin Lace Florentines.

This recipe features a unique flavor twiston the traditional Florentine cookie with a hint of cinnamonand chili. Another unique feature of this version of the cookieis that it is not cooked in a saucepan prior to baking as aretraditional Florentines.

Recipe: Latin Lace Florentines

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
10 tablespoon (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup half-and-half or whole milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC)with oven rack in the middle. Line baking sheet with a siliconebaking mat or heavy-duty aluminum foil buttered generously.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oats,flour, sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, baking soda and salt. Stirin almonds.
  • Add butter, half-and-half (or milk), cornsyrup and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Scoop heaping teaspoons of batter ontothe prepared sheet at least 3 inches apart, six cookies per sheet.
  • Bake one sheet at a time until the cookiesare flat and browned around the edges, 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on the sheet several minutes,until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
  • When all cookies are baked, melt the chocolatein a metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a verysmall tipped pastry bag or the tines of a fork, drizzle the chocolatein a zigzag pattern over the tops of the cookies.

    Makes about 2 dozen.

    Shopping note: For the best chocolate flavor,look for bittersweet chocolate with a minimum of 60 percent cocoasolids.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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    These sound fantastic! I ve had the idea to make Florentines in the back of my mind for a long while, but this recipe certainly brought it to the forefront. I do always seem to have a can of coconut milk lying around just waiting to be used, so this looks like the perfect pairing!

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