Pistachio, Orange & Honey Florentines (Lace Cookies)
Recipe type: Cookies, Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine: Holiday, Italian
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Serves: 36
These cookies are wonderful on their own or with a few roasted figs and zabaglione.
  • 1 ¼ c. finely chopped Unsalted Pistachios
  • ¼ c. All-Purpose Flour
  • zest of 2 Oranges
  • ⅓ c. Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ c. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • pinch of Kosher Salt
  • about ½ tsp. Flaky Sea Salt (such as Maldon)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine chopped pistachios, flour, and orange zest in a medium bowl. Combine sugar, butter, honey, cream, and a pinch of kosher salt in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and bring to a boil. Pour the hot butter mixture into the pistachio mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Drop rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets and flatten into 2-inch circles, leaving plenty of space for the cookies to spread. Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through to ensure even baking. Keep a close eye on the Florentines as they bake—they burn easily. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute or 2 on the baking sheet, and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies must be stored in a cool, dry location.
Recipe by strawberryplum at http://www.strawberryplum.com/pistachio-orange-honey-florentines-lace-cookies/