Total TimePrep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 8 dozen
Haven't tried this recipe yet. Have a similar one calling them Italian cookies with the colors of the Italian flag. Several people have mentioned something about waiting 2 weeks. I couldn't find anything like that in the recipe as written. Can someone please explain. This recipe looks better as it's made in 9X13 pans. More cookies to share! thanks
This recipe is similar to the one my grandmother used to make. I make them year-round and vary the colors and jam filling depending on the season, This year for our very pared down July fourth bbq, I made them red, white and blue, and topped them and sprinkled the top with red, white and blue sprinkles.
Make three separate batches, one green, one red and one plain (although I make the third layer yellow). You can do this step over a few days. Then put the cookies together all at once for a nice triple batch, and a more manageable work load. Remember to at least triple the amount of food coloring needed for each single color batch. People love these, worth the effort, time and mess!
do you store the finished rainbow cookies in the refrigerator
I have been making them since the recipe appeared in Taste of Home several years ago. By far my favorite cookie recipe, they are delicious. I use much more preserves , more like 1/2 cup of each.
I made these cookies twice, they came out excellent...I did however cut the sugar in half as there is a layer of jam between each layer...everyone loves them...easy to make just a little time consuming...best way to spread the dough is to first spray your pan then lay down the parchment paper, don't spray the parchment paper then spread the dough on it with the back of a large spoon dipped in hot water, works very well. Thanks for the recipe, my new fav!
This recipe makes enough to give as gifts for the holidays. Love the almond flavor accompanied with the jam and chocolate!!
I make my own almond paste, very easy and well worth it
I have my own recipe but this one is pretty much the same. I have been making these for 22 years. I make about 3-5 batches at Christmas. Going to my daughters in Alabama for Christmas where I am going to teach her how to make these. they are not for the unskilled. she will now carry the torch. Like my Christmas Eve linguine with clam sauce, my brisket and German Spec Salad, these cookies are a family tradition. PS, I AM from Greenpoint Brooklyn!!!
These are beautiful and have a great complex flavor! I will make these again!