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Florentines Recipe


1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup almonds or hazelnuts -- finely chopped
1/4 pound candied orange peel -- finely chopped
1/4 cup flour
pinch salt

8 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons cream or water

Mix all ingredients together and arrange 2 inches apart, by teaspoonfuls, on baking sheet. Flatten each with a knife dipped in cold water.

Bake about 10 minutes, or until browned around the edges. Cool, flat side up, on racks, then spread with chocolate icing.
Makes 24.

Icing: Melt chocolate in a double boiler; add cream or water. Stir until smooth and spread on the flat side of the cookies.

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