Thin crispy cookies with milk chocolate in between.

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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with aluminum foil and grease the foil.

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir together the oats, flour, salt and sugar; mix into the melted butter until well blended. Stir in the corn syrup, milk and vanilla. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until medium brown. Cool completely before removing from the cookie sheets. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat. Spread chocolate onto the bottoms of cookies and sandwich them together.

Nutrition Facts

115.3 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 10.5mg 4% DV; sodium 50mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (56)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
I love these cookies. They are always the ones people request. However I find that they are better crispier (and easier to peel off the foil). Leave them in the oven 10 minutes instead of five to seven.:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2010
I did not care for these at all I am sad to say. Even with heavily greased foil (and in a second attempt a heavily greased nonstick cookie sheet) these cookies were quite difficult to get off the foil / pan (I tried removing them immediately after coming out of the over). To be fair several of the cookies did come off the pan / foil with only partially broken edges but to me any breakage is unacceptable. I bake constantly and have never had this much trouble removing cookies from a pan. I think another reviewer mentioned "chiseling" them off... sounds about right to me. I tried cooking them for 5-7 minutes then 10 minutes as per other reviews. Neither time really yielded a good cookie. I was looking for something thin crispy buttery and delicate. These ended up being chewy candy-like brittle and fragile. I really had high expectations for these cookies and I am by no means a novice when it comes to baking. Sorry these were not at all what I wanted and I will not be making these again. Read More
(5)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
I love these cookies. They are always the ones people request. However I find that they are better crispier (and easier to peel off the foil). Leave them in the oven 10 minutes instead of five to seven.:-) Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
I LOVE this recipe! I was so excited with how these turned out. They are a really elegant looking cookie and quite unique. I m definitely going to make these for gifts and such since they make a pretty presentation and it s something that will stand out from the usual butter/sugar/spritz/chocolate chip cookies. They look like something you d have to get at a specialty bakery and are very yummy. Because I like chocolate I made one change to the recipe and that is I added two Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. I took a chance and added the cocoa the first time I made them since there was a comment that this recipe was too sweet. I figured the cocoa would be a good counter to the sweetness and I like dark chocolate anyway. On my opinion it was a very tasty move. I always enjoy reading helpful hints from other s reviews so I hope someone else will find this suggestion useful. Next time I make these I think I will use special candy making chocolate (the kind that hardens back) so that the cookies are less messy. (Although melted chocolate on your hands isn t all that bad a thing!) I prefer dark chocolate so that's what I used. I also used parchment paper but I imagine release foil would work just as well. I agree with other s suggestions about the cooking time. I made a few trays crispy and a few chewy both were great. Just pay attention to the level teaspoon of batter and the space on the cookie sheet or else you get a giant blob of stuck together cookies. Ha Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2008
Excellent cookies I have been making these for years and they are very popular. I definitely recommend using parchment as the foil seems to stick. Also I find if you roll the batter into small balls and then spread them onto to parchment paper using a spatula that has been sprayed with cooking spray - I get a much better looking and consistent shaped cookie. Make sure you give your self a few hours to make these they are a bit of work and can be time consuming but well worth the effort. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2007
This has become one of my favorite cookie recipes. A variation I've used (and really like) is dark chocolate in place of the milk chocolate. Keep a close eye on the color while baking - they brown up at once and should not be overcooked. I typically use convection baking at 350 for 7 minutes then watch them constantly until light golden across the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I loooove these cookies! One of my favorites from the Italian bakery:) Couple of suggestions to make them perfect: Use parchment paper. These are pretty sticky. I was using my fancy pants thicker aluminum cookie sheets and they weren't cooking/spreading fast enough. Switched to my flimsy cheap nonstick cookie sheet (still with parchment) and viola! Perfect browning on the edge and reduced cook time. Use a little more than the recommended teaspoon. In the bakeries these aren't so "holey" and are a satisfyingly sweet and sticky cookie. Lastly give them a little smoosh before baking since they don't spread enough on their own to make a flat thin cookie. Don't flatten them completely but don't leave them as round balls either. Thanks for the recipe! This NY'er has Italian cookie fever in MN:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
I was so very excited to find this recipe - my daughter and I bought a florentine cookie the other night to share (it had a 6" diameter!). I was telling her that I used to make them and that I would look up the recipe - This is it - the exact recipe I used to make - Yea! I am going to make this next week for work - and my daughter and I are going to make these for us (= edit Made these yesterday - just as good as I remember... They are more time consuming than I usually take on (time is a precious comodity!). I had to do one pan at a time only ten cookies per pan (I did double it - that's on me (= ) I used parchment paper which worked well. Eight minutes worked perfectly in my oven... One of my doctors told me this is the best thing I've ever brought in =D Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2008
These were really good. I added about 1/2 cup of slivered almonds and baked for 8 minutes. I also used semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk. I recommend flattening the cookie a bit before baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
This is very good and sugary! Using parchment paper is the best way to line the pans. I spread chocolate on top of each individual cookie instead of sandwiching the cookie. I agree though they are best when crispy and should be cooked for 10 mins. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2007
Not exactly the recipe I was looking for but delicious just the same. Make sure to follow the recipe exactly especially when it comes to the size of the cookies. Mine came out a little on the large size. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2010
I did not care for these at all I am sad to say. Even with heavily greased foil (and in a second attempt a heavily greased nonstick cookie sheet) these cookies were quite difficult to get off the foil / pan (I tried removing them immediately after coming out of the over). To be fair several of the cookies did come off the pan / foil with only partially broken edges but to me any breakage is unacceptable. I bake constantly and have never had this much trouble removing cookies from a pan. I think another reviewer mentioned "chiseling" them off... sounds about right to me. I tried cooking them for 5-7 minutes then 10 minutes as per other reviews. Neither time really yielded a good cookie. I was looking for something thin crispy buttery and delicate. These ended up being chewy candy-like brittle and fragile. I really had high expectations for these cookies and I am by no means a novice when it comes to baking. Sorry these were not at all what I wanted and I will not be making these again. Read More
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