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Neapolitan Cookies

Every year at Christmas there is a ton of cooking preparation. It feels like we cook and bake a whole week just for one day!

Obviously since Joe and John are cooking all the time, the family loves food! Every year we make about 4 or 5 different homemade cookies for Christmas. Not just a dozen of each, more like 3 or 4 dozen of each!


Today John and Joe, along with their favorite daughters, are going to show us how to make Neapolitan Cookies, one of the cookies we make for Christmas every year and it's the only time we make them so we are excited!


The recipe for these cookies is available below the video!

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Neapolitan Cookies (3 Colored Cookies)

Ingredients:

8 oz almond paste

2 1/2 sticks butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

5 eggs, separated

3 cups flour

green and red food coloring

raspberry jelly

apricot preserve

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tbsp milk

Directions:

1. In medium bowl break almond paste into little pieces

2. Add in sticks of butter and mix together

3. Add sugar and mix

4. Add egg yolks one at a time and mix in

5. Sift in flour, and mix together

6. Beat egg whites in stand mixer with whisk attachment until you have soft peaks

7. Add beaten egg whites to dough and mix in

8. Divide dough between three bowls total (about 2 cups of dough in each bowl)

9. Add 25 drops of red food coloring to one bowl, 25 drops of green food coloring to a different bowl, and leave one dough white

10. Grease 3 9x13 pans and apply wax paper to bottom, pour each dough in to a pan and spread across evenly

11. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes

12. Once cooled remove from pans, spread raspberry jelly on the red dough, spread apricot preserves on the white dough

13. Stack the white dough, jelly side up, on top of the red dough, stack the green dough on top of the white dough

14. Put parchment paper on top of stacked doughs and place back in pan, place a pan on top of the doughs and add a heavy weight

15. Let sit with weight a couple hours, this will compress them down and help all the doughs stay together

16. In small microwavable bowl combine chocolate chips and milk

17. Heat in 30 second intervals until melted

18. Spread melted chocolate on top of the green dough

19. Refrigerate until chocolate layer is cooled

20. Trim edges to be nice and straight and cut cookies in desired size


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