Florentine Cookies (Lace Cookies)

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Thin, crispy, caramel flavored cookies with nuts.  Serve with ice cream or fresh fruit.
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    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 cup blanched nuts (chopped almonds, pecans or
    • hazelnuts
    • 1/4 lb candied orange peel, chopped
    • 1/4 cup flour


Preheat Oven to 325F.

Heat cream, sugar and salt together. Place nuts, candied peel and flour in a food processor with the steel blade, and chop coarsely, turning the machine on and off. Stir this into hot ingredients and cook until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Drop by teaspoons, 2 inches apart, on a well greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, until brown around the edges. Cool slightly on sheet. Remove and let cool until crisp.
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