Rainbow Cookies

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 hr

I'm from New York and trying to find a good baker in Florida to buy these has been hard, so I made my own and they are a hit. I usually have to make double batches because they are gone the first day!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 8 ounces almond paste
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 ounces seedless raspberry jam
  • 4 ounces apricot jam
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 6 drops blue food coloring

Directions

  1. Cream together almond paste, butter, eggs, and sugar.
  2. Add flour slowly. Mix until all combined.
  3. Separate dough into three equal parts in separate bowls.
  4. Add red food coloring to one bowl.
  5. Add blue to the other. You can color the other bowl if you prefer.
  6. Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable spray.
  7. Spread dough out onto tray.
  8. Repeat using remaining trays and dough.
  9. Bake 350°F for ten minutes.
  10. Let cool. When cool, invert onto hard surface like counter tops lined with saran wrap or parchment paper.
  11. Take red cookie layer and spread with half of the raspberry jam.
  12. Place blue layer on top.
  13. Spread blue layer with raspberry jam.
  14. Place plain layer on top.
  15. Wrap in saran wrap and place a heavy book on top for at least 8 hours or overnight if you prefer.
  16. After it has rested, dilute apricot jam in water and heat over stove.
  17. Spread thinly on top layer.
  18. Cool.
  19. Melt chocolate.
  20. Spread evenly on top of apricot jam.
  21. Refrigerate until chocolate has set.
  22. Cut into squares in the amount of your choice.
Most Helpful

5 5

darlene loved these

4 5

I loved these cookies and kept on eating them. Unfortunately no one was helping me out which is very bad for two reasons 1) What is wrong with everyone ? 2) I hate dieting. I think my kids are perhaps used to a lighter rainbow cake and these were pretty dense and very moist. I can't explain it otherwise since they were so beautiful and yummy. Made for PAC Fall '08.