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overhead image of chocolate florentine cookies with almonds and chocolate chips beside them

Lace Cookies with Chocolate (Florentine Cookies)

These Chocolate Florentine Lace Cookies are so decadent. You'll love the mix of nutty, chocolaty, & sweet in these perfect holiday cookies.
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine French, Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 25 chocolate sandwiched cookies
Calories 161kcal
Author Dina



  • Place 1 1/2 cups of whole raw almonds into a food processor and pulse them on high speed until they chop up into fine crumbs. Then set them aside.
  • In a medium saucepan add 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup honey. Stir using a metal whisk.
  • Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat off and remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Then stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 3 tbsp all-purpose flour.
  • Now, use a spatula to mix in the finely chopped almonds. 
  • Then scoop out about 1/2 tablespoon-sized scoops of the cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. If you don’t have a silicone mat, parchment paper works too. But the mats will result in more even baking.
  • Make sure to place each scoop of the lace cookie dough at least 3 inches apart. They will spread a lot when they bake.
  • Now preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Then take each piece of cookie batter and roll it out to a ball, and place it half onto the baking sheet.
  • Place each baking sheet in the center rack (one at a time). Then bake for 8 minutes making sure to turn once after 4 minutes.
  • While the cookies are looking, melt 1 1/2 cups of semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl until fully melted. Always be sure to do this in intervals with stirring in between to avoid scorching the chocolate.
  • Now take 1 Florentine cookie and gently spread a little bit of the melted chocolate on the back of it, then place a similar sized cookie on top. So you want the back of each cookie to sandwich the chocolate in between them.
  • Let the chocolate set for about 1-2 hours before serving.



  • Use almond flour- Almond flour or fresh-ground almonds are responsible for not just the delicious flavor, but also the texture of these lace cookies. If you replace almond flour with all-purpose, these cookies will not spread to become thin and crispy, so stick with the almonds.
  • Trim the edges of your cookies- If your cookies come out a little irregular, you can trim them with scissors into circles, so they sandwich together just right.
  • Keep an eye on your melted chocolate- When microwaving chocolate, stop it every 15-30 seconds to give it a stir. This keeps the chocolate from scorching and not being heated a moment more than necessary.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg