Almond Rainbow Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

8 ounces almond paste
3 tablespoon butter
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs -- separated
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces apricot jam
8 drops green food coloring
8 drops red food coloring
6 ounces semi-sweet morsels
 

Preparation / Directions:

Grease 3 pans (13x9x2), line with waxed paper, grease again. Beat almond paste, butter, sugar, egg yolks and almond extract for 5 minutes. Beat in flour and salt. In a small bowl, Beat egg whites. Fold into almond mixture. Remove 1 1/2 cups of batter. Smooth into prepared pan. Remove another 1 1/2 cups and add green color, add red to the remaining batter. Bake at 350~ for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pan and cool. Place green layer on cookie sheet. Heat jam and spread 1/2 on green layer, slide yellow layer on top. Spread with remaining jam, slide pink layer rightside up onto yellow layer. Cover with plastic wrap weighted down with a cutting board. Refrigerate overnight. Melt chocolate and spread on cake. Let dry. Cut into 1 inch square pieces.


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