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Florentines

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Florentine is a baked mixture of toasted nuts and candied fruits. This confection was very popular in Europe and then spread all over the world. You may find it a bit high calorie food, but it is delicious and you will love Florentine.
Ingredients
  Eggs 3 Small
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon, sifted
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 Cup (16 tbs), ground
  Candied orange peel 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole blanched almonds 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), finely chopped
  Vanilla 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon rind 1 Teaspoon, grated
Directions

MAKING
1)In a bowl, beat eggs until thick.
2)Slowly add sugar and continue beating until very thick.
3)Add flour and baking powder to egg mixture.
4)Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
5)Take a baking sheet lined with browned paper and drop spoonsful, 2 inches apart.
6)Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on brown paper.
7)To remove cookies, wet paper underneath cookies and peel them off.
SERVING
8)Serve the Florentines when desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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