ALMOND FLORENTINES by Jaclyn @ Tenthousandthspoon (a guest post)

I am glad to be back for another Fiesta Friday. I am not bringing something I made; I am bringing something I stole from someone else. Sshhhh! Don’t tell anyone.

Nah! Jut kidding. 😀

Don’t panic; I still have something for you – not only food, but a new friend as well.

Meet Jaclyn – (more of her at the end of this post)

Hello! I am Jaclyn from Tenthousandthspoon. Jhuls asked me to guest post and so here I am. Hehe. I met her through Instagram and have always been amazed by her cooking and baking skills. As I am really more of a photographer than a cook, I hope I don’t embarrass myself too much today. Haha.

I made Almond Florentines using a recipe I adapted from Seasons and Suppers. Compared to other recipes that required butter and flour, this one just had egg whites and powdered sugar. It resulted in a very light and crisp cookie that is just too addictive for words. It’s fantastic on its own but adding that touch of melted dark chocolate to its base, just skyrockets it to perfection.

I hope you’d enjoy them as much as we did. 







Recipe Adapted from Seasons and Suppers



  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup icing/confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla or vanilla bean paste
  • Dark Chocolate 


  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. with rack in centre of oven. Prepare and grease your non stick baking sheet really well.  
  2. In a medium bowl, combine almonds, egg white, icing sugar and vanilla. Stir gently (so you don’t crush almonds) until combined.
  3. Spoon 1 tbsp  balls of mixture onto prepared baking sheet, about 4 inches apart. Using your fingers or a fork, flatten the balls into 2 1/2 to 3-inch discs. (You can dip fingers/fork in to cold water if they are sticking). Try to avoid having gaps between the almonds and be sure that the cookies are fairly flattened.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes. Then try pry the cookie gently from the tray using an offset spatula and then transfer to the cooling rack. I made the first batch on a parchment paper and let’s just say that made me cry.
  5. Once cookies are cool, melt the chocolate for the bottom of your cookies. Flip cookies over. Spoon a puddle of melted chocolate in to middle of cookie and, using the back of a spoon, spread it out to the edges of the back of the cookie. Allow to stand until the chocolate has set.Allow chocolate to set before storing cookies in an airtight container.

When I started at Instagram, Jaclyn was one of the first people I followed. I fell in love when I saw her photos – awesome! If I am not mistaken, she had over 3K followers when I started following her – that was June 2013. And now? Well, see it for yourself.

One of the funny things I could not forget about Jaclyn is – she said she usually posts breakfast foods as she does her thing when her kids (Zoe and Sage – cute names, yes?) are still asleep. One day, one of her kids woke up and I think she saw Jac taking photos in the morning and asked what she’s (Jac) doing… Jac said to her kid to go back to sleep as she was just dreaming. Hahaha! I hope I said the story right, Jac. If not, please feel free to correct me on the comment below.

Thank you so much for this, Jac. I am so honored to have you as my guest.

Jaclyn also blogs from Tenthousandthspoon.

I hope everyone say ‘Hello’ to Jac – she’s friendly, she won’t bite you. 😀

Also, check out these two previous guest post –

Ultimate Chocolate Cake by Joice @ County Baker Mom


Frangipane by Sarah @Sarah’s Little Kitchen


Thank you, Angie. Thank you, co-hosts.

Happy FF#33!

(New to Fiesta? Click the image below for the guidelines.)


Enjoy the weekend and enjoy the party!!

I hope to talk to everyone soon.


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62 thoughts on “ALMOND FLORENTINES by Jaclyn @ Tenthousandthspoon (a guest post)

    1. Hi, Margy! It’s so nice to be back with a comment from you. These Florentines are amazingly gorgeous, and yes, a good cup of tea sounds great. 🙂

  1. Beautiful pictures, totally agree! Love the story about ‘just dreaming’. I’ll try that on my kids and see if they go back to bed 😉
    Happy FF (even though it took me a few days to get round to popping over)

  2. My mouth is watering and I hope someone has a napkin so that I can maintain some form of dignity at this party!! These florentines are over-the-top, Jhuls and Jaclyn! Perfect for FF! 😀

    1. Hello, Andrea. It’s my pleasure to introduce Jaclyn to the FF people. 🙂 And I am sure Jaclyn loves to know your thoughts when you make these babies. 😀

  3. I love the simplicity and healthiness of this recipe. Welcome Jaclyn, and Jules thanks for featuring her as your guest. The photographic skills are awesome. I’ll definitely need to bookmark this recipe, love the proportions, so I can indulge in more 🙂

    1. Nancy!! Welcome back!! Hmm, in case I have welcomed you back earlier, welcome back again. Haha!

      I am so glad to find you here. I hope to be back to blogging soon. I missed you! 🙂

  4. I love these! And, new friends. If I remember correctly, it’s part of a series of guest posts that should be coming for awhile now. Can’t wait to see what else pops up this month as well. Happy FF!

    1. Salam to you! Sorry to be just responding – I just got back from being MIA. I will check your post soon and get back to you. Thank you so much for thinking of me. 🙂

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