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Neapolitan Cookies Recipe

Neapolitan Cookies Recipe

My sister shared the recipe for these tricolor treats several years ago. The crisp cookies are fun to eat one section at a time or with all three in one bite. —Jan Mallo, White Pigeon, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:132 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted


  • 1. Line a 9x5-in. loaf pan with waxed paper, letting ends extend up sides. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 2. Divide dough into three portions. Mix almond extract and food coloring into one portion; spread evenly into prepared pan. Mix walnuts into another portion; spread evenly over first layer. Mix melted chocolate into remaining portion; spread over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 350°. Lifting with waxed paper, remove dough from pan. Cut lengthwise in half; cut each half crosswise into 1/8-in. slices.
  • 4. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 11 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 35 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.