florentine almond lace cookie recipe

Florentine Lace Cookies

They are so very easy and I love the slightly sweet cookies with a great crunch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 75kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher or sea salt
  • zest of an orange
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar firmly packed
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • melted chocolate optional


  • Toast the almonds, either in a dry pan over medium heat (stirring occasionally), or in a shallow pan in the oven, for about 5 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
  • Place the almonds in a food processor or mini-chopper, and pulse a few times, until they are coarsely chopped.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 
  • Transfer the chopped almonds to a bowl and add the flour, salt, and orange zest. Toss to combine.
  • Place the sugars, cream, and butter in a small pot and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugars are dissolved and the butter is melted.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour the hot sugar mixture over the almond mixture. Stir to combine
  • Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheets. (Allow at least 3 inches in between, cookies will spread during baking.)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool about 3 mins, shape if desired
  • optional - melt some semi sweet or dark chocolate and spread along the back


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg