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mark's spumoni cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

My first husband was Italian. He loved everything Italian. This cookie recipe started as a recipe for a cookie with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry layers. For Christmas back in 1972 I changed it to Spumoni flavors: chocolate, cherry, and pistacio. These cookies bacame a must for Christmas every year. They are pretty and tasty. People always comment they have never seen anything anything like them. I have seen other similar recipes recently but I did come up with this on my own way back in 1972.

(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For mark's spumoni cookies

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 lg
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch
  • 2
    squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 c
    pistacio nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    well drained maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    rum extract
  • red and green food coloring

How To Make mark's spumoni cookies

  • 1
    Mix butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Stir in flour and salt. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. To the first part add melted chocolate. Mix well. To second part add pistacio nuts and 1-2 drops green food coloring. Mix well. To the third part add cherries, rum extract, and 2-3 drops red food coloring. Mix well.
  • 2
    Shape each part into a 16 inch long by 3 inch wide flat rectangle. Layer colors on top of each other with the chocolate dough in the center. Press dough together to make a loaf shaped bar. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  • 3
    When ready to bake preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice cookies 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for about 8 minutes. Do NOT overbake. Cookies should not be brown but when lightly touched there should be no imprint left behind. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

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