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RAINBOW COOKIES
Yield: About 8 dozen

1 can (8 oz) almond paste
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 cups flour
6-8 drops red food coloring
6-8 drops green food coloring
1/4 cup seedless red raspberry jam
1/4 cup apricot jam
1 cup (6 oz) chocolate chips

Grease the bottoms of three matching 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch
baking pans (or use 1 pan). Line the pans with waxed paper; grease
the paper.

Place almond paste in a large mixing bowl; break up with a fork.
Cream with butter, sugar and egg yolks until light, fluffy and
smooth. Stir in flour.

In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold
into dough, mixing until thoroughly blended. Divide dough into
three portions (about 1-1/3 cups each). Color one portion with red
food coloring and one with green; leave the remaining portion
uncolored. Spread each portion into the prepared pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light
golden brown. Invert onto wire racks; remove waxed paper. Place
another wire rack on top and turn over. Cool completely.

Place green layer on a large piece of plastic wrap. Spread evenly
with raspberry jam. Top with uncolored layer and spread with apricot
jam. Top with pink layer. Bring plastic wrap over layers. Slide
onto a cookie sheet and set a cutting board or heavy, flat pan on
top to compress layers. Refrigerate overnight.

The next day, melt chocolate in a double boiler. Spread over top
layer; allow to harden. With a sharp knife, trim edges. Cut into
1/2-in. strips across the width; then cut each strip into 4-5
pieces. Store in airtight containers.

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Amazing Rainbow Cookies, June 10, 2005 - 02:05 PM
Reviewer: Caron from Long Island, New York USA
These cookies are delicious! They are very easy to make. The only strenuous part is dividing the dough into three somewhat equal parts; at least for me it was. Otherwise, this is a relatively simple recipe to follow and they taste better than the bakerys. This recipe definitely knocked my familys socks off!! If you love rainbow cookies, this is a must. Plus, by simply doubling the recipe you get a rainbow cake!!

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