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Mocha-Filled Almond Florentines Cookie Recipe

Only one thing could make a florentine any fancier, any better, any tastier. That thing would be mocha filling. I blame the Scandinavian peeps.


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Florentine Cookie Ingredients

Measure out all ingredients and set aside.

Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and watching closely. After it is melted, remove from heat.

Add the following ingredients and stir after each is introduced to the saucepan: sugar, corn syrup, milk, vanilla, salt, flour, then almonds.

Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto parchment lined baking sheet. Fill small cookie scoop just about halfway and turn onto cookie sheet about three inches apart. Use a rubber spatula to gently spread each cookie into a little circle.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be golden in the center and light brown around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

When you can carefully lift the edge of one of the cookies without burning your hand, place a 3/4 inch wooden dowel
underneath one. Finish rolling cookie around dowel. Allow cookie to sit on dowel and rest on baking sheet again until cooled enough to stand on it’s own. When firm, use a decorating bag to fill inside of cookies with mocha filling (recipe for mocha frosting below).

After all cookies are filled, melt chocolate in microwave for 30 second intervals or over a double boiler. Dip ends of each cookie in chocolate. Place back on parchment lined sheet pan to firm chocolate.

Mocha Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter,  room temperature
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon boiling hot water

Whip butter, powdered sugar, and salt together on low speed until forms into a frosting. Stir boiling water and instant coffee together until coffee has dissolved. Add coffee to frosting. Add a little more water if needed for perfect consistency. Place frosting in decorating bag.

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