Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Ever since I was a little girl, I've always had the same favorite cookie. Rainbow cookie, three-layer cookie, tri-color cookie, Neapolitan or Venetian cookie it didn't matter what they were called because when there were brought home from the Italian bakery it was just pure delicious delight. Unfortunately the bakeries that make the cookie now are far and few between and other than one bakery up in Connecticut, which has the perfect tri-color cookie, when I can find them they are just poor quality, dry or they have a fake almond flavor, just not like the cookies of my childhood. For a number of years I've had the recipe for these delightful cookies, in fact I've had a couple of variations of the recipe but every time I pulled it out, it always seemed so daunting I would tuck it away along with my cravings. I guess my cravings got strong enough because yesterday I took on the recipe. In the end, making the cookies wasn't difficult at all and really much easier than I thought it would be, but the time involved to make them, oh my!! Between the preparation, the baking, the assembly, letting them set up, getting the chocolate on and cutting, it was about 12 hours. So was it worth it? Oh my gosh YES!! These cookies are exactly as I remember them, dense and moist with a rich almond flavor, the perfect amount of chocolate and the sweetness of the jam...pure heaven!!

I've posted the recipe at Cook Lisa Cook if you're interested in making these delightful cookies.


  1. Can't you just make them for me? Those look delightful!

  2. 12 hours?! Holy moly, I'm just going to have to settle for flying you in the bake them for me. :-)

  3. Yummmmmmmm... I had one of these on my trip to NYC in Oct. I happened upon a little bakery in Little Italy. My only regret was I only bought ONE!!! Yummmmm again.

  4. Mmmm...those look supre yummy but if they took me 12 hours it would be the one and only time I made them!!

    I'll be in your neck of the woods Saturday afternoon (in the airport) but sadly not enough time to get together. :o( 2 hours there the following Monday but it's still not long enough to ask you to make the long drive. Hopefully another time for sure!!

    Happy baking. Off to check out your cooking blog to see all the steps you used to make those nummy morsels! At least all the time is worth how purty they look!

  5. I love these cookies too. They bring back great memories of sitting in my Nana's kitchen drinking tea with her and eating these yummy cookies. I would love to have the recipe..


  6. Those look amazing! Twelve hours - WOW!

    Off to check out the recipe.

  7. I would never have known that those were cookies. They look like little cakes. Shows how much I know. Well, at any rate they're beautiful and sound delish. You should open a little bakery yourself.

  8. They look totally amazing!


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