Spumoni Slices (Neapolitan Cookies)

Recipe by Julesong
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READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 84 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1
  • 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
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DIRECTIONS

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