Homemade rainbow cookies are colorful, eye-pleasing, and delicious. They add a cheery note to any plate of sweet goods.
Actually, you can call them by any name that you fancy. Other suggestions would be Viennese squares, Italian bars, black topped triple-deck cookies, etc.
Rainbow cookies take very little time to make. They serve well at parties. Make them ahead, keep them refrigerated and their flavor seems to get better with age.
|Eggs, separated||4 large|
|Granulated sugar||½ cup|
|Unsalted butter, rm. temp||1 cup|
|Almond filling, a 12½-ounce can|
|Almond extract||1 tsp|
|All purpose flour||2 cups|
|Red, green food coloring|
|as much as you like|
- Spread jelly or jam of your choice to one side of either red or green cookie layer, place the white cookie layer on top, spread some more jelly or jam on top of the white layer, top off with the other colored cookie layer.
- Cut the assembled cookies into strips of about 1-inch wide.
- Melt enough chocolate chips in a double boiler. Spread melted chocolate over these strips to cover top and all sides.
- Cool completely before cutting each strip of stacked cookies with chocolate topping into squares.