Keto Chocolate Florentine Biscuits

Keto Florentines

Keto Chocolate Florentine Biscuits

Florentine biscuits are absolutely divine but high in sugar so these Keto Chocolate Florentine Biscuits are the perfect substitute. Traditionally nuts, dried fruit and orange peel are combined to make a delicious sugar syrup glazed biscuit which is then dipped in chocolate.

With the tweaks made to this recipe, these biscuits are low enough in carbs for even the most strict carb counter to include in their daily allowance. These Keto Chocolate Florentine Biscuits are gluten free as well and are also ideal for diabetics.
Keto Chocolate Florentine Biscuits

A LOW CARB VERSION

Instead of using high sugar and carb ingredients, I’ve used cranberries to keep these Keto Chocolate Florentines lower in carbs. The orange zest is neglible in carbs and adds wonderful flavours to these cookies so make sure you add it if you can.

Creating a sticky syrup that hardens is difficult with non sugar sweeteners, so I have added a little egg white and almond meal so that the cookies hold together. By using a dark chocolate as the topping (or bottom) it they remain keto friendly, so it’s a must! Although the cookies on their own taste amazing as well. I like do mix it up and dip half in chocolate and leave the other half plain…but leave that up to you.

Keto Florentines

Store your cookies for up to a week in an airtight container either in the fridge or on the bench. Not only are they delicious with a cup of tea or coffee but they also make a wonderful gourmet gift. I would love to receive some of these as a gift any time of the year!

MORE FABULOUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES

If you are looking for more fabulous recipes for Christmas day, make sure you check these out-

Keto Christmas Glazed Ham
Sugar Free Ice Cream Pudding
Ice Cream Celebration Cake
Pavlova Wreath
BerryTrifle
Low Carb Christmas Cake
Air Fryer Roast Stuffed Chicken
Stuffed Turkey
Rum Balls
Ferrero Rocher Balls
White Christmas
Shortbread
Cranberry Almond Shortbread
Pistachio Lemon Cookies
Rocky Road
Rocky Road Christmas Tree

So many to fabulous recipes to choose from.
Happy baking!
Kxx

Keto Chocolate Florentine Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Baked Goods, Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Christmas, Cookies, Gourmet Gifts, keto baking
Cuisine: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Italian, Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: alowcarblowsugarlifestyle, Florentine Biscuits, Florentine Cookies, Florentines, gourmet gifts, Keto Florentines, ketohh
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 40 grams butter
  • 40 mls cream
  • 125 grams erythritol
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • pinch salt
  • 180 grams flaked almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Base

  • 50 grams dark chocolate 85% or chocolate of choice

Instructions

  • Add the butter cream and sweetener to a small saucepan. Bring to the boil then simmer gently for about 5 minutes, watch to make sure it doesn't burn. Set aside.
  • Combine the almond flour, dried cranberries, orange zest, salt and flaked almonds in a small mixing bowl. Add the butter mixture, an egg white and the vanilla extract to the dry mixture, stir well to combine. Make sure the almonds are evenly coated with the mixture to prevent any dry spots.
  • Line a muffin tray with paper muffin pans (for ease of removal once baked) and place approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture into each pan. Gently tap the mixture into the pans to create a reasonably flat cookie but don't compress too much.
  • Recipe makes around 24.
  • Bake at 170 C/340 F for 15-17 minutes or until light golden brown. If browning too quickly turn the temperature down slightly and cover with a foil tent.
  • Allow florentines to sit until completely cool. I like to leave them covered overnight before I remove them from the paper pans, as they continue to set over a couple of hours.
  • Melt 50 grams of dark chocolate in short bursts in the microwave and dip the base of each cookie into the chocolate, smoothing off the chocolate with a spatula. Place chocolate side up on a piece of baking paper until the chocolate sets. Leave some cookies plain if desired. they taste great either way.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container for up to one week

Recipe Notes

Almond meal or almond flour can be used in this recipe.
Make your own sugar free dried cranberries by following this recipe-Sugar Free Dried Cranberries. Dried Blueberries could also be used.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.9g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 0.7g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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