Christmas cookie galore 1 (Florentine;Short dough)


(Makes 1x 30×40 cookie tray)

375g sugar
330ml  cream
150g  honey
155g  butter
300g  sliced almonds
130g  cherries
15g cake wheat flour 


  1. Place sugar, honey, cream and butter in a pot and stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil 116°C.
  2. Add the cherries, nuts and cake wheat flour.
  3. Pour over the half baked short dough crust (see step 2 of short dough recipe).

Short dough
(use ½ of the recipe for 1x batch Florentines)

900g              butter, soft
450g icing sugar, sifted
5ml  vanilla essence
5g  lemon zest (zest of one lemon)
450g  egg yolk
1,360g  cake flour, sifted


  1. Lightly mix butter, sugar, lemon zest together, mix till light and fluffy. Scrape the mixture 3x with dough scraper while mixing. Add the egg yolks (SLOWLY) and the vanilla, lightly mix. Add the cake flour and make dough. Press into two greased sheet pans. Prick with a fork and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the filling onto the crust and bake for 45 minutes at 175°C. Cool in the pan and cut into shapes.