Separately sealed in packs of two florentines each, these eight cookies deliver a chewy, crunchy synthesis of flavorful caramel, dark chocolate, toasted almonds and a hint of orange. Le Florentins d'Armorine make an elegant gift. Present your hostess with a box upon arrival or add them to a French themed gift basket. Serve these flavorful cookies during high tea or one a dessert plate over the holidays.
How did florentines get their name?
Since the ingredients for Florentine cookies—butter, sugar and cream—aren’t actually very Florentine, there is a lot of discussion about just how Florentins got their name. In all probability, they originated in France and were named for the birthplace of the famous Italian Queen of France, the cuisine-altering gastronome Catherine de Medici. Today, Florentines are known as the succulent-chewy-caramel-chocolate-almond-and-orange-confection known globally to distract food lovers from their history books. Who better to make Florentines than La Maison d’Armorine, centered in the capital of French buttery caramel: Brittany, France?