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.