Hard to say when or where I acquired a taste for Almond Florentines. Some attribute their origin to Florence where I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying them with an espresso. For me Almond Florentines are one of life’s simple pleasures. Wonderfully crisp delights of carmelized sugar, egg whites and almonds with that hint of orange in the background. In my low glycemic version I opted to flavor these with almond extract so that the sliced almonds and dark chocolate are the stars of the show. If you love sweets these will definitely not disappoint.
Part of my low carb journey was ensuring that I would be able to stay on track and continue losing weight. It was imperative for me to calm the feeling that I was missing out on something. These Almond Florentines, as well as some of my other sweets, help ensure that I never have that feeling again. What’s my secret? Always give yourself options, lots of delicious and satisfying options. Doing so gave me the flexibility to beat down that incessant urge I had to binge on sweets. That’s been and will continue to be my way of maintaining my goal weight of 148 pounds.
My version of this delicate, crisp classic is so downright delicious you won’t be able to resist just one. Not to worry though, they come in at only 2 net grams of carbs per cookie. I don’t know about you, but that’s a number that makes me do a happy dance. ??? This recipe is so easy to make too and it does not require a lot of specialty ingredients. Just some basics that keep it simple. Now that’s a recipe I can appreciate.
This is another one of the recipes where I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate, but you could also use another sugar-free chocolate like Hershey’s or Fifty-50 as well. If you do though, you’ll need to weigh out the 2 ounces. To keep the cookies at a uniform shape and to control the portion size I used a 12 cup muffin tin.
Just goes to show you that low carb doesn’t have to be boring unless you want it to be. To have recipes sent directly to your inbox, submit your email on my blog page. Hope you enjoy these and don’t forget to let me know what you think. From my kitchen to yours, here’s to happily changing the way you and I live low carb. Till the next time, happy low carbing.