I’ve been wanting to make these cookies for quite some time. Dare I say a couple of years even. I think the first I saw of them was over on my gal Jonna’s blog over at Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake (LOVE her!!!). Yep. Pretty sure I saw her post and have wanted to make them ever since. I never got around to it until now. As I was thumbing through my cookbook I saw them again and was reminded. I thought these would make a perfect Christmas cookie. So here we are! They are delightful. They are also crazy simple. I wish I would have re-visited Jonna’s post before I made them, I like that she used a Symphony bar for her chocolate center. I love Symphony bars. Next time. If you weren’t sure quite yet what to make for your next holiday get together or needed another neighbor gift idea – these are a great fit for either!
Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies
These Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies look fancy, but are actually really simple!
- 2/3 c. butter
- 2 c. quick oats
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 c. brown rice syrup or corn syrup
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 3/4 c. milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, Silpat liner, or foil.
Melt butter in medium saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in oats, sugar, flour, brown rice syrup, milk, vanilla, and salt; mix well.
Drop by level tsp, about 3 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. spread thinly with rubber spatula.
Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on baking sheets on wire racks. Peel cookies from liner.
Heat chocolate chips in microwave or double broiler until melted. Spread thin layer of melted chocolate onto flat side of half the cookie. Top with remaining cookies.
[My 2 Cents]
So, pay careful attention to the detail of: ONE LEVEL TEASPOON THREE INCHES APART. These babies spread like a wildfire. I thought for sure I had made them small enough and spaced them far enough until I looked in the oven and to my surprise I just about had one sheet of a cookie rather than 12 individual ones. Next time I make them I will definitely heed that note. Not that giant cookies aren't fun, I was just looking for more of a dainty cookie instead. They were gobbled up nonetheless.
Adapted from The Cookie Bible
These look fun! I’ll put this on my list of recipes to make.
Awesome – they are so fun!
Wow these looks delicious. You take such beautiful food photos.
Thank you so much!
I’ve never had cookies like this before! They look delicous! Pinned!
Ooh you definitely need to try them for sure!
Those look amazing! Your pictures make me want to lick the screen. Pinning!
Hee hee! If only, that would be awesome!
Get off your butt and bake
I love you!!
Merry, Merry Christmas.
I’m so glad you stopped by Jonna! Merry Christmas sweet friend :)
they have some cookies very similar to these that we got at costco. I loved them. Like… eat a whole box by myself kind of love.
Really?! Next time I’m there I’ll have to check them out. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them.
Oh I love florentines so much and these look divine! I can’t wait to try them
Yay! I don’t think I’d ever had them before I made them and they are simply wonderful!
Oh yum – I have never tried these but they look so good – I love symphony bars as well so I will for sure try it with that. Thanks!
Yes!! Symphony bars are the BEST!!! I can’t wait to try these again.. a little smaller AND with better chocolate – they will be AWESOME!