RECIPE: German cookies
I am in the process of translating some German cookie recipes. I will post them here as I get them done.
These are translated to the best of my ability and I hope they work for you.
Florentiner (makes about 30 small cookies)
My Husband's favorite cookie of all.
1/4 c. each of candied orange peel and candied lemon peel (you could use mixed candied fruit)
1 1/2 T Butter
2/3 c. sliced almonds (or a little more)
2/3 c. sugar
2 T Vanilla Sugar (Or 1 1/2 t. extract)
3/4 c. whipping cream
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
Chop peel finely. Melt butter and add each ingredient one at a time into pan (except for chocolate). Bring to a boil. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes until a dough forms.
Drop onto baking paper lined cookie sheet with a teaspoon. Keep a distance between cookies as they tend to spread.
Flatten with spoon. Bake in preheated 350 deg. oven for 20 min. for the first sheet ful and 15 min. for each consecutive sheet full.
Melt chocolate and brush on bottom of each cookie when cool.