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Neapolitan Cookies

By Kalamitykelli @venuscorpiogirl
Neapolitan Cookies / Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

Neapolitan Cookies / Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

I love Neapolitan ice cream so I was pretty sure I would like Neapolitan cookies when I saw the recipe on allrecipes. When Mr. Picky Eater saw me preparing the ingredients, he asked what was in Neapolitan cookies. I told him chocolate, nuts, and cherries. His response was to ask if I could substitute something for the cherries. With the cake last night and Cherry Mash candies a week or so ago, he was about cherried out. I agreed. He doesn’t like nuts either so I acquiesced to his wishes not knowing how that would benefit me later in the day! I am offering you the original recipe, but just know that I used red food coloring on one layer and no nuts or cherries basically making the cookie colorful but chocolate and vanilla only. The finished product is very tender and flaky – something I rather like in a cookie and one Mr. Picky Eater does as well – another point for me!

The ingredients:

1 Cup softened butter
½ Cup White Sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ Cup chopped nuts
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 Tablespoons maraschino cherries, chopped

Directions:

1. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg
2. Stir in flour and salt
3. Divide dough into 3 equal parts (I didn’t do a very good job)
4. Mix nuts into the vanilla part
5. Melted chocolate into the 2nd

Neapolitan Cookies / Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

Neapolitan Cookies / Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

6. Maraschino cherries and red food coloring into the 3rd
7. Layer each part into a loaf pan that has been lined on bottom and up sides with parchment paper or foil
8. Cover and place in fridge for at least 2 hours and not more than 2 weeks

Neapolitan Cookies / Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

Neapolitan Cookies / Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts

9. Remove dough from pan and slice ¼ inch thick
10. Place on ungreased baking sheet
11. Place pans in pre-heated 375 F for 10 minutes
12. Remove pan from oven and put cookies onto wire trays immediately


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