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I grew up eating these Florentine cookies-every year, especially around the holidays and special occasions, there would always be trays of cookies from the bakery. I would always dig through the trays for these cookies-they were my favorite. Surprisingly, they are really easy to make and come out tasting just like the kind I remember.
This Christmastime, spend a little extra time with those you care about. I definitely express my love through my cooking, and making these (or any other) cookies together would be a great way to spend some quality time together.
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
¼ cup corn syrup
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir together the oats, flour, salt and sugar; mix into the melted butter until well blended. Stir in the corn syrup, milk and vanilla until incorporated. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets and flatten each with a spatula.
Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until medium brown. Cool completely before removing from the cookie sheets.
In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat. Spread chocolate onto the bottoms of cookies and sandwich them together.
Source: So Tasty So Yummy