Spumoni Slices (Neapolitan Cookies)

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Julesong

Colorful and tasty layered sliced cookies!

Top Review by CoolMonday

I am not rating this although the finished product is tasty and beautiful. The recipe calls for 12 teaspoons of almond extract and should problably be 1/2 teaspoon. I used 1 teaspoon and felt it was a little strong. Was hard to tell when they were done. I checked the first batch in 5 minutes and they did not look done to me so left them in a minute or so longer and they burned. I did better with with the rest and it seems that 5 1/2 minutes worked fine. It took me over an hour to prepare (but that may be my fault) They do taste good and look beautiful. I may try again next year lol

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 12 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 2 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, melted (1 ounce each)
  • 12 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 -5 drops green food coloring
  • 14 cup candied red cherries, finely chopped
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 -5 drops red food coloring

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  4. Divide dough into three portions.
  5. Stir chocolate into one portion; mix well.
  6. Add pecans and green food coloring to the second portion.
  7. Add cherries, almond extract and red food coloring to the third.
  8. Roll each portion between two pieces of waxed paper into and 8x6-inch rectangle. Remove waxed paper.
  9. Place chocolate rectangle on a piece of plastic wrap.
  10. Top with the green and pink rectangles; press together lightly.
  11. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill overnight. Cut chilled dough in half lengthwise. Return one rectangle to the refrigerator.
  12. Cut remaining rectangle into 1/8 inch slices.
  13. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  14. Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  15. Repeat with remaining dough.
  16. Note: for another good and highly reviewed Neapolitan Cookie recipe, take a look at recipe number 47503.

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