December Recipe: Florentine Cookies

Florentine Cookies (also known as Lace Cookies)
Perfect for dipping into hot drinks.

Christina Williams, West & Taylor

These cookies are sweet, crunchy, thin and perfect for dipping into any one of your favorite hot beverages, including the many drinks available at Dirty South Pottery. They are a perfect mix of sweet and salty! These are not traditional Florentine cookies but they are my version of them. 



Total Time: 30 minutes


  • Cookies:
    • ½ cup butter, unsalted is best if using salted nuts
    • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar, light or dark
    • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
    • ¾ cup flour
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 TBls light corn syrup
    • 1 egg white
    • ½ cup sliced almonds
    • ¼ cup salted pumpkin seeds
    • ¼ cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, etc)
    • Chocolate for drizzle, white or dark



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter and combine sugars, corn syrup, vanilla together in a bowl.
  • Add in almonds, pumpkin seeds and fruit to the bowl and then stir together with the egg white. I wait to add the egg white here because I do not want to add the egg white to the butter if it is too hot. The mixture of the sugars with the butter as well as the mix-ins will help cool down the butter so the egg white does not scramble.
  • Once combined, add in your flour and mix until a batter is form. This will not be as thick as a chocolate chip cookie dough or the red velvet cookies; due to this it will spread. These cookies are supposed to spread and crisp. 
  • Taking a small cookie scoop or a Tablespoon, scoop out your cookies onto a lined or greased cookie sheet leaving approximately 3 inches between.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, but check at the 5 minute mark. If you’d like to take them out at 5 minutes, you may, they will just be thicker in the center.
  • Once your cookies have cooled, you can take melted chocolate and drizzle it over the cookies. This isn’t the only difference between a traditional Florentine and mine, but this is a big difference; usually you would spread a thin layer of chocolate onto the bottom of the cookies whereas I just drizzle atop it. 
  • Enjoy with a warm drink, dunking if you’d like! 
Ashley Norman

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.