Neapolitan Cookies

READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
Recipe by Julesong

Colorful and very tasty Italian-style cookies, wonderful all year round but especially nice during the holidays! :) Prep time includes chilling for the dough.

Top Review by Tracy G.

Looked like it might be a difficult cookie to make but was the easiest Italian cookie I've ever made!!! Definitely will be making this over and over!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with waxed paper.
  2. With an electric mixer combine flour, sugar, butter, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and salt; beat for 3 minutes.
  3. Divide the cookie dough into 3 equal parts.
  4. Part 1: mix in the almond or hazelnut extract and 5 drops red food coloring (this is the pink/red dough).
  5. Part 2: mix in the chopped walnuts or pistachios (this is the white dough).
  6. Part 3: mix in the cocoa (this is the brown dough).
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  8. In the loaf pan, spread each part of the dough one on top of the other, pink, white, and chocolate; cover the pan and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  9. After chilling, turn out the dough from the pan and cut loaf lengthwise in half, then crosswise, then cut pieces of dough to make about 15 cookies from each piece.
  10. Bake each batch for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Makes about 60 cookies.

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