Since the ingredients for Florentine cookies—butter, sugar, and cream—aren’t actually very Florentine, there is a lot of discussion about just how Florentins got their name. In all probability, they originated in France and were named for the birthplace of the famously Italian Queen of France, the cuisine-altering gastronome Catherine de Medici. Today, Florentines are known as the succulent-chewy-caramel-chocolate-almond-and-orange-confection known globally to distract food lovers from their history books.
Who better to make Florentines than La Maison d’Armorine, centered in the capital of French buttery caramel: Brittany, France? These beauties are a chewy, crunchy synthesis of fantastically flavorful caramel, wonderful dark chocolate, a hit of toasted almonds and orange.