Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nifty Neapolitan Cookies


Pretty Neapolitan Cookies

1 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
6 drops red food coloring
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 (1oz) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside.  Cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla and egg.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Divide the dough into thirds. Add the almond extract and red food coloring to one third of the dough; spread evenly into baking sheet.  Add walnuts to the second third of the dough and spread on top of first layer.  I used a rolling pin to assist me.  To the remaining dough add the melted chocolate and spread over the other two layers. Cover with waxed paper and refrigerate overnight.  Dump dough out of pan and unwrap.  Cut loaf in half lengthwise.  Cut each portion into 1/8 inch slices.  Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes when edges are firm.  Cool on wire racks. 

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Julie said...

Those look AMAZING...and DELICIOUS, Mama Holli! Girl, you can bake!!! Thanks for sharing these yummy things...I want them NOW!

Hope you're having a beautiful day, my friend!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Amazing, I am bookmarking this one. Love that you put them in a cloche too, how fun!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These are gorgeous! I want to make them, thanks!

Hannah said...

What a cute idea, and so colorful, too. :)

Lucy's Soup Can said...

Hello! Just stopping in from Friday Follow Me. What pretty cookies! Almost too pretty to eat. Glad to find you. Follow me too?

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Hodgepodge Fri...Love your blog!
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Krista said...

Hello! Dropping by from Friday Follow Me!
Those cookies look like so much fun to make with my kiddos this summer! Maybe I can find a way to make the chocolate layer blue and the other two red and white for the 4th? Hmmm.....

Glad I found your blog! Come check out mine and perhaps follow back??? :)

Julia said...

Stopping by from Friday Blog Hop. Those look delicious!! I am now following. Hope you will stop by my blog and follow when you get a chance :) Have a great weekend!

CraftyMummy said...

These are so cute! and they look yummy too!

Popped over from Flaunt it Friday...

Becca said...

What a great idea. Can't wait to explore your blog a little more. Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday.


HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Hi there. I'm following you now. I'm way behind on Friday Follow. Just stopping by to say hi.

Hope you had a great weekend!