Lace Cookies (Florentine Cookies)
These Florentine lace cookies are simple to make and gorgeous to look at. This cookie technique is versatile and adaptable to any kinds of nuts or chocolate. They also keep pretty well so they're perfect if you're looking for an idea for an edible holiday gift for any cookie lover on your list--just stack them up in a box and tie them with a bow!
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You can chop the almonds by hand but it will take a lot longer.
You can use any type of nuts, such as walnuts or macadamia nuts, and any type of chocolate you'd like. You can skip the chocolate and eat them as is; this will result in twice as many cookies.
Honey adds a pronounced caramelized, burnt-honey flavor. For a milder, more neutral taste, use corn syrup in place of honey.
If you let your melted chocolate cool a bit and get a little thicker, you can avoid the chocolate squeezing out through the holes of the cookies.