Thursday, August 21, 2008
Florentine Cookie Towers
So....the wedding is over. And we love dessert. Wedding Over + Love Dessert = Dessert Every Night :) But I like to try different ones all the time, so this recipe out of Pampered Chef's Cooking for Two was perfect! It looked light and yummy and it was!
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 Tbsp corn syrup
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp finely chopped almonds
1/2 c ice cream
1/2 c fresh berries (straw, blue, or rasp)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or stone with parchment paper. Whisk together butter, corn syrup, flour and sugar. Divide mixture evenly into two circles on the parchment paper. Spread evenly into 5 inch circles at least 2 inches apart from each other, sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from oven, immediately cut each circle in half using a pizza cutter. Slide parchment paper onto a cooling rack and then lay each cookie half over a clean pop can (or a round drinking glass). Cool completely.
For each serving, place one scoop of ice cream onto serving plate. Stand up two cookie halves, surrounding ice cream to form a tower. Top with berries and sprinkle with almonds and or powdered sugar.
Makes 2 servings.
My notes: I used round drinking glasses instead of pop cans...that seemed easier than digging out pop cans and cleaning them. And...unfortunately I forgot to sprinkle with powdered sugar. This was really yummy, but next time I will definitely drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. That would make it TO DIE!