These cookies take A LOT of work, but the recipe is simple. It is a matter of assembling and patience. These are just like the cookies(aka rainbow cookies, italian ribbon cookies) you get at NYC bakeries. Your patience and time will be well rewarded. The list of ingredints is for EACH layer. You have to prepare each layer seperately so they bake even. Bon appetit! USE 11x17 PANS TO ASSURE SUCCESSFUL BAKING! The 1st person to review these used 11x7 brownie pans that were way too small. The 11x17 are perfect for these cookies. Don't use smaller pans. Enjoy!