Spumoni Slices (Neapolitan Cookies)

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“Colorful and tasty layered sliced cookies!”
84 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 12 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 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


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

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