Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rainbow (Seven-Layer) Cookies

I always try to bake a "new" cookie every holiday season. I finally found this years winner. I mean, how could it not? The layers and colors are perfect for the festive season.

Rainbow (Seven-Layer) Cookies

Makes about 5 dozen cookies (or more, if you cut them as small as I did)

Time: These take at least 11 hours from beginning to end, most of it inactive, but make sure you have a good 2 to 3 hour window

4 large eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 (8-oz) can almond paste
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
25 drops red food coloring
25 drops green food coloring
1 (12-oz) jar apricot preserves, heated and strained
7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped

Find the full recipe here

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