November 16, 2012

Neapolitan Cookies

I told you about my very first cookie exchange and how I had to bring 12 dozen cookies with me. Well this is the exact recipe I used. It was not only really easy make but they also taste super yummy and look really cute in your cookie jar.....well mine is a glass see through jar ;-) Not only do they taste super yummy with a glass of milk but they also go well with coffee!

Neapolitan Cookies
Neapolitan Cookies                                                                Recipe adapted from: Taste of Home

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
6 drops red liquid food coloring
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted


Line a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan with waxed paper; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. 

Divide the dough into thirds. Add almond extract and food coloring to one portion; spread evenly into prepared pan.

Add nuts to second portion; spread evenly over first layer.

Add melted chocolate to third portion; spread over second layer.

Cover with waxed paper; refrigerate overnight. **These can be made and baked on the same day. I just start early preparing the dough and then put in the freezer for about 1 hour before cutting and baking.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Unwrap dough; cut loaf in half lengthwise. Cut each portion into 1/8-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 12 dozen.


  1. Grandmas Sugar Cookies
    1 cup shortening
, 2 cups sugar 

    cream together


    2 beaten eggs
1 tablespoon lemon extract

    1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 cup buttermilk 
add flour--bout 5 1/2 cups
    take a portion and add more flour to touch and so you can roll it out on a floured space--about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick--cut as you like or drop for typical cookie form--bake at 350 degrees just until bottoms are light brown--about 7-12 min--fresh out of the oven, sprinkle with sugar or let cool and frost with your favorite icing! (I use royal icing, easy to stack and store)

    1. Thank you Beth for sharing your Grandma's recipe. Having a yummy sugar cookie recipe is an essential must!!