Spumoni CookiesPreparation time : 25 mins. + Refrigeration time | Serves 2 dozen cookies

These Spumoni Cookies are the famous Irish cookies which are prepared in an entirely different way. These cookies are three layer color of different color, each layer has different flavor like candied cherries, chocolate and nuts. These layers are stacked and refrigerate, then cut into slices before going into the oven. These cookies also have delicious taste.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (softened)
1½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2½ cup all purpose flour
2 oz semisweet chocolate
½ cup pecans (chopped)
5-6 drops of pistachio essence
¼ cup candied red cherries (finely chopped)
½ tsp almond extract
3-5 drops red food color

Procedure:

1. Beat together butter and sugar for 3-5 mins. till become creamy.
2. Add egg and vanilla and beat again to mix well.
3. Then gradually add flour and mix till become a soft and smooth dough.
4. Divide the dough into three equal portions and make them into round shape balls.
5. Melt chocolate over steamed water and mix it into one of the ball and set aside.
6. Add chopped pecans and pistachio essence to the second ball, mix and set aside.
7. Similarly, add candied cherries and almond extract to the third ball, mix and set aside. Now you have three color balls red, green and chocolate.
8. Roll out each ball separately to longitudinal shape of thickness ¼”. Then place the chocolate dough on a piece of plastic wrap, place the green and pink dough on top and press together lightly just to remove empty space between them. Cover the loaf with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
9. After that cut the loaf into half lengthwise and then cut into 1/8” slices, place these slices onto the greased and floured baking sheet keeping 1” distance between each slice.
10. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees F for just 5-7 mins. or until set. Don’t over bake, they would become harder.

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