Hemp Seed Florentine Cookies (Vegan + GF)

Holding up a hemp seed florentine cookie drizzled with melted dark chocolate

When your good friend tells you she had a life-changing Florentine cookie in Amsterdam, you’re mainly obligated to recreate it. And it’s a very good factor, too, as a result of the outcomes are undeniably scrumptious — caramelly, crispy, salty-sweet perfection!

Bonus? These Florentines are vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, AND require simply 8 elements, together with nutrient-packed complete grains and seeds! What are you ready for!? Let’s make life-changing Florentines! 

Hemp seeds, sea salt, vanilla, coconut sugar, pepitas, vegan butter, maple syrup, dark chocolate, and rolled oats

These caramelly cookies begin with, properly…the caramel! However there’s no sweet thermometer or difficult strategies right here. Simply mix vegan butter (or coconut oil), coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan, whisking till it achieves a thick, caramel-like consistency.

Saucepan with coconut sugar, maple syrup, vegan butter, vanilla, and sea salt

Subsequent, we mix up a mixture of nutrient-packed complete grains and seeds (pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and rolled oats or sunflower seeds).

Using a wooden spoon to mix together an oat and seed meal with a naturally sweetened caramelly sauce

Then we mix the coarsely floor oat/seed combination with the caramelly combination and we’ve obtained cookie dough. Sure, it’s that straightforward!

Scooping Florentine cookies onto a baking sheet

After dolloping the dough onto baking sheets, we’re headed straight for cookie land. As soon as within the oven, the cookie dough spreads out (so much!) to seem like basic Florentine cookies.

The cookies will grow to be deep golden brown on the sides and crisp and snap-able. You may get pleasure from them straight away or embellish with melted chocolate to make them fairly and decadent!

Freshly baked Florentine cookies on a baking sheet

We hope you LOVE these Florentine cookies. They’re:

Crispy
Caramelly
Salty-sweet
Nutty with out nuts
SO straightforward to make
& Undeniably scrumptious!

These cookies make a stunning reward, tea time deal with, or snack to get pleasure from all through the week.

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Plates of hemp seed Florentine cookies with some plain and others decorated with melted chocolate

Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 10 minutes

Whole Time 25 minutes

Servings 12 (Cookies)

Course Dessert, Snack

Delicacies French-Impressed, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it hold? 3-4 Days

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  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter (or sub coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (licensed gluten-free as wanted // or sub uncooked sunflower seeds)
  • 1/3 cup uncooked pumpkin seeds (additionally known as pepitas)
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
  • 1/2 heaping cup chopped darkish chocolate (optionally available // guarantee dairy-free as wanted)
  • Flaky sea salt (optionally available)
  • Preheat oven to 350 levels F (176 C) and line two standard-size (13- x 18-inch or bigger) baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • COOKIES: In a small saucepan, mix the vegan butter (or coconut oil), coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Whisking nearly continually, prepare dinner the combination over medium warmth till the coconut sugar is dissolved and the combination simply begins to bubble and look “foamy.” This takes about 3-5 minutes (modify time if making a smaller/bigger batch measurement). Take away from warmth and let cool barely.

  • In a food processor or high-speed blender, mix rolled oats (or sunflower seeds), pumpkin seeds, and hemp seeds. Course of/mix till you obtain a rough meal with no complete oats remaining — about 30 seconds. Watch out to not overprocess. Switch seed combination to a mixing bowl and add the nice and cozy “caramel” combination. Combine with a spoon or spatula till evenly mixed.
  • Using a 1-Tbsp cookie scoop, evenly place 6 “cookies” onto every ready baking sheet. They are going to unfold significantly, so keep away from the temptation to overcrowd the pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes (10 for chewier, 12 for crispy in our oven) watching very intently on the finish to stop burning (know that everybody’s oven is totally different!). At 12 minutes, the cookies needs to be calmly effervescent within the center and deep golden brown on the sides. Let cool on the baking sheet for five minutes.
  • OPTIONAL: Proper after eradicating from the oven, whereas cookies are nonetheless heat, smoosh the sides in for a cleaner look. Alternatively, if desired, use a spherical cookie cutter to get completely spherical cookies. We pushed in some wonky edges however left them wanting largely rustic. You may as well sprinkle the highest of your heat cookies with a pinch of flaky sea salt and/or hemp seeds!

  • CHOCOLATE (OPTIONAL): Whereas the cookies cool, place the chocolate right into a small microwavable bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between to stop burning, till clean and melted. You may as well soften on the stovetop by including chocolate to a small glass or steel bowl and thoroughly putting it over ~1 inch of simmering water in a small saucepan, then stirring till melted. Put aside to chill barely.

  • There are two choices for including chocolate to the cookies: “dipping” or drizzling.

  • For dipping, as soon as the cookies are absolutely cooled and crispy (about 5 minutes), flip them over and thoroughly add ~2 tsp melted chocolate to the underside of every cookie. Fastidiously unfold the chocolate out with a butter knife or the again of a spoon. You should utilize a fork to create squiggly traces within the chocolate when you’re feeling fancy! Let the chocolate set at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, or, when you’re impatient like us, switch cookies to the fridge to set the chocolate in ~5 minutes.

  • For drizzling, merely use a spoon to calmly drizzle the tops of the Florentines with the melted chocolate. Let the chocolate set at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, or switch to the fridge to set quicker.

  • Take pleasure in! Leftover cookies hold at a cool room temperature for 3-4 days, or within the fridge for as much as 1 week. In addition they hold properly within the freezer for longer-term storage! In the event you retailer chocolate-dipped or drizzled cookies at room temperature, we suggest putting items of parchment or wax paper in between the cookies to stop a melted chocolate mess.

Serving: 1 cookie Energy: 100 Carbohydrates: 10.8 g Protein: 2.7 g Fats: 5.6 g Saturated Fats: 1.8 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 2.4 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.8 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 61 mg Potassium: 101 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Sugar: 8.1 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 13 mg Iron: 0.7 mg