Italian Rainbow Cookies
Also known as Italian Wedding Cookies you may find another great recipe here as well! Here is our families recipe, not three colors but we love them!
Pink and White Cookies print version
Grandpa Saleras PINK AND WHITE SANDWICH COOKIES
1 lb almond paste
1 lb cake flour sifted twice
1 lb butter unsalted
8 egg yokes
1/2 lb sugar
7 whole eggs
1/2 lb powder sugar
1/4—1/2 teaspoons baking power
1 grated orange rind
1 tablespoon or more & vanilla
10 oz sweet bakers chocolate
1/2 size sheet pans 18" x 13"
With the paddle attachment of your mixer, cream almond paste and butter
Then add the granulated sugar, powder sugar, orange rind and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time then add the baking powder.
Slow down your mixer and add the Flour in thirds.
Divide batter into two bowls – one without red color, the other without.
Prepare 2 cookie sheets buttered liberally, floured and lined with wax paper.
Pour the batters in the pans and spread evenly.
Bake 375 oven 20 – 25 minutes
Cool the cakes, to prepare, melt the sweetened bakers chocolate,
Spread chocolate onto the cake, and then put them together.
Cut them diagonal. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Now here is another version of cake to confuse you ☺
POUND CAKE - My Mom's notes said it was for the pink and white cookies
This cake batter may be enriched with l lb of almond paste.
Mix the broken-up paste with the sugar before creaming it with
the butter. The batter may be baked in four 9-inch cake pans
for 30-35 minutes.
1 lb Almond paste
1 lb Butter, softened
2 cups Sugar
10 Large eggs
2 tbsp Vanilla extract or brandy
4 cups Cake flour
Cream the butter well, add the sugar gradually.
Cream the mixture until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs, two at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift the flour twice and add it gradually to the batter, beating until smooth.
Divide your batter into three bowls and add your red and green color leaving one plain.
Pour the mixture into three loaf pans that have been butter, floured and lined with
Bake is a preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until
a tested inserted in the middle comes out clean.