Tricolor almond cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine
1 cup Sugar
12½ ounce Can almond filling
4 larges Eggs, separated
2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
\N \N Food coloring - RED & GREEN
\N \N Seedless raspberry jam Apricot preserves
1½ cup Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 8x11-inch pans.

Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in almond filling. Add egg yolks, then flour and baking powders gradually, and mix well.

In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and fold them into batter. Separate batter into 3 equal parts. Tint one part red, one part green and leave one as is. Spread each color into a separate baking pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch. Let cool in pans.

Spread red layer with jam (remain in pan). Remove next layer and place on top of red layer and spread with preserves. Place third layer on top of second layer. Cover with plastic wrap.

Place cake in refrigerator overnight, weighted down evenly with a cutting board or plates and heavy cans, etc.

Following day melt 1 cup of chocolate chips over hot water. Spread on top and sides of cake. Return cake to the refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Remove and flip cake over so chocolate coating is on bottom. Melt the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips, frost top of cake. Return to fridge until chocolate hardens. Cut into pieces.

These cookies freeze well.

From the recipe files of suzy@...

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