baking, Blandford Historical Society, Florentine cookies, Peace Corps, postaday2013, presentation, writing
Tonight, the Blandford Historical Society is having a presentation honoring the 50 year anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps. Several members of the Board of Directors are going to give talks relating to their time overseas serving in the Peace Corps. I decided to make cookies to help out with the refreshment portion of the evening. I decided to make Florentine cookies to change it up from the usual chocolate cookies, oatmeal raisin or sugar cookies.
As you can see from the pictures, I decided to melt chocolate and drizzle it over the just baked cookies. I tried to get the cookies to be somewhat uniform in size and color but they seem to have a mind of their own once they get into the oven. The cookies themselves are relatively simple; almond meal, a tiny bit of flour, orange zest, a pinch of salt, a tad of heavy cream, some sugar, butter and light corn syrup. They get baked like drop cookies; a rounded teaspoon of dough onto the cookie sheet and presto in the oven. The challenging part of baking them is the ratio of sugar to flour makes them very easily burnable.
I hope that they will be happy with the cookies, the baby boy most certainly is, he has had three so far; two with chocolate and one without. He liked both equally. I trust his taste, I only wish the baby girl were here to give her opinion as well. I’m going to keep a few for when my hubby comes home. He never minds tasting my baking projects.