12.02.09 by sarah

Update: I got a little creative with the florentines over Thanksgiving weekend. I couldn’t help it. I brought them with me to Thanksgiving dinners (yes, more than one… don’t judge), and had to perfect their appearance. The photos came out pretty well… and the cookies were even better!

Come on. After buying TWO POUNDS of dark chocolate at TJ’s, I couldn’t help but go a little crazy for these cookies. Anyway, to get the cookies to curl, you have to work with them immediately after you take them out of the oven. Lift them off the parchment paper by one edge, and wrap each cookie around the handle of a wooden spoon (brilliant, I know). They harden as they cool, which happens rather quickly. If the florentines are too cool to shape, just slide them back into the oven for 1-2 minutes to soften them up again.

I was only able to get decent photos of the wrapped florentines, but you can also dress them up by spreading chocolate on the flat side of one, and sandwiching it with another. Or, you can drizzle chocolate and pattern it on the bottom. When I get a decent camera (or a photographer… he-llo, I will pay in terms of food), I’ll guess I’ll just have to make them again and take pictures of the artwork.
After all was said and done, this dark chocolate sent endorphins through the roof. We needed it after the turkey and alcohol.


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