Rainbow Cookies

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Cooking Method: Bake


8 oz almond paste
3 stick butter
1 c sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp almond extract
2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
8 oz seedless raspberry preserves
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
red, green and yellow food coloring
chocolate sprinkles

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Thea Pappalardo Recipe
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Queens Village, NY (pop. 177,686)
Member Since Oct 2010
Thea's notes for this recipe:
A good friend gave me this recipe and I make these every Christmas. Everyone loves them and says they are better than those from the bakery. They are a bit of work but are worth it. The photo is borrowed.
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We loved the almond paste and the almond extract in this recipe. They have a very distinct flavor that really makes these special... Well, that and the adorable colors. Enjoy!


Preheat oven to 350. Grease and line 3 10x15" cookie sheets with either waxed paper or parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until fairly stiff but not dry. In a large bowl, grate almond paste. Add butter, sugar, egg yolks and almond extract and mix well. Combine flour, salt and baking powder and add to mixture. Beat well. Gently fold in egg whites.
Divide dough into three parts and color one red, one green and the other yellow. Spread batter into prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes.
Immediately invert one color onto 4th cookie sheet and spread with a thin layer of raspberry preserves. Invert next color on top of first and spread with preserves. Top with third color. Cool in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or microwave. Spread chocolate quickly over the top layer and top with sprinkles. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Cut into small rectangles and store in an air tight container.

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user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Jan 20, 2011
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user Carole F BakersQueen - Feb 20, 2011
I love this recipe...how did I miss this? I am finding I have missed so many recipes over these last few months, and I am not understanding why. I had computer problems for a while, and was away on vacation..I guess I just never caught up on all the recipes from those times.

This is such a neat recipe..I love color and presentation when it comes to food, as well as, taste, of course! I can't wait to make these..thanks Thea! Also, love your new pic..now we can see that beautiful face. :)
user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Feb 20, 2011
You may have missed this recipe because there was no photo with it. The pictures make such a difference. These cookies are big favorites in my family. They are a bit of a pain to make but well worth it in the end.
user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Feb 20, 2011
Oh, and thank you for complimenting my photo. I just figured out how to crop them-lol.

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