Toffee Almond Florentines

Toffee Almond Florentines are delicate flourless, eggless almond toffee cookies with chocolate on top. I dare you to stop at one!

It hit me this week that in three months I’ll be back in Texas. I left home last year on July 3 so it’s been almost a year here in Asia. It’s been an incredible year of ups and downs.

My year here started with Study Abroad for Texas State University students. My daughter Becky tagged along for probably her last time – she graduates high school in June.

Our last pre-graduation mother-daughter trip was three weeks in the Philippines. Since it was our last trip, I let Becky plan the itinerary. She wasn’t very aware of how much airfare is so it was an ambitious (and a bit more expensive than I wanted) trip but we had an amazing time.

A stack of about 7 cookies sits on a white dessert plate with a lacey edge. The cookies are very thin, golden brown and topped with a thin layer of chocolate. Small bits of almonds are visible in the sides of the thin cookies. The background is also white and the words "Toffee Almond Florentines" are in script at the top.

Once we returned to Cambodia from the Philippines, Becky and I fell into a rhythm. I’d go to work and Becky would work on school work and tutor kids around town. We couldn’t register her for school here so she did online courses and took a German class at the Goethe Institute. It was great mother-daughter time.

We were able to eat dinner together nearly every night, mother-daughter coffees and, of course, shopping expeditions. Becky went home to Texas in January so she could finish high school. She’s living with her older brother and she calls or messages me nearly every day but I miss having her around.

Broken pieces of toffee almond florentines sit on a white dessert plate with a lacey border. The broken pieces are thin, caramel colored and bumpy with small pieces of almonds showing. They are lightly covered in dark chocolate. The plate sits on a tray decorated with parisian motifs. There is a cup of coffee in the upper right corner of the tray and a teaspoon just below the cup.

Toffee Almond Florentines are one of my favorite cookies. If you’ve ever had Laceys cookies, then you’ve had a florentine. They’re so amazing I have a tendency to eat all of the cookies in the container so I don’t buy them often.

I’ve been craving these for over a month now so I decided to make my own. It took 4 tries but I think I’ve nailed it. This recipe is easily halved so if you tend to over indulge like me, you can limit your calories by making a smaller number of cookies.

A stack of about 7 cookies sits on a white dessert plate with a lacey edge. The cookies are very thin, golden brown and topped with a thin layer of chocolate. Small bits of almonds are visible in the sides of the thin cookies.

These cookies spread A LOT. One level teaspoon of dough spreads to become a 3.5″ (9 cm) diameter cookie. I learned the hard way you can only put 6 (or if you’re very careful 8) on a tray.  The first tray I made had 12 cookies on it which baked into one giant rectangular cookie. I’m not one for wasting fabulous cookies so I broke the giant cookie into pieces and served them as Toffee Almond Florentine “bark.”

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Toffee Almond Florentines

Toffee Almond Florentines
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • ¾ cup sugar(150 g)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (30 ml)
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup (or golden syrup) (30 ml)
  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter(71 g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (10 ml)
  • ½ cup almond flour(48 g)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds (about the consistency of minced garlic)(35 g)
  • ⅔ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini ones work best) (115 g)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan mix together sugar, cream, corn syrup, and melted butter.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils and starts to turn golden brown.
  4. Add vanilla, almond flour, and chopped almonds.
  5. Let cool about 10 minutes until it firms up a little (it will be a VERY soft dough).
  6. These cookies spread A LOT so you can only bake 6 on a large pan. You need only one teaspoon (5 ml) of dough per cookie so space the 6 teaspoons of dough evenly around your pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes (until golden brown). Watch cookies closely because they can burn quickly. Let cool in the pan until solidified.
  8. While the cookies are warm and still in the pan put 1-2 teaspoons of mini chocolate chips on each cookie. When the chocolate softens, use the back of a spoon to spread it around the cookie.
  9. Let cool another 5-10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a rack to cool completely. I put mine in the refrigerator to speed things up. Carefully peel the silicone mat or parchment paper away from each cookie.
  10. Store in a cool dry place.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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