Spumoni Slices - Italian Christmas Cookies

Recipe by Steve_G
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READY IN: 57mins
SERVES: 42
YIELD: 84 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat shortening and margarine or butter about 30 seconds or till softened.
  • Add half the flour, the sugar, egg, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  • Beat till thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Stir in remaining flour.
  • Divide dough into thirds.
  • Into one portion, mix chocolate and 2 teaspoons of the milk.
  • Into second portion, mix cherries.
  • Into third portion mix nuts, remaining milk, flavoring, and enough green food coloring to tint dough.
  • To shape dough, line bottom and sides of an 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pan with clear plastic wrap.
  • Press pink dough evenly in pan.
  • Top with chocolate dough.
  • Top with green dough.
  • Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Invert pan; remove dough.
  • Remove plastic wrap.
  • Cut dough into 1/4 inch thick slices; cut each slice crosswise into three pieces.
  • Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in 375 oven 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove and cool on rack.
  • Drizzle with powdered sugar icing tinted green or with melted chocolate.
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