Spumoni Slices Recipe
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Spumoni Slices Recipe

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My sweet rectangles get their name from the old-fashioned tri-colored ice cream. Our whole family prefers them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 to 5 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped candied red cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 5 drops red food coloring

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide dough in three portions. Stir chocolate into one portion. Add pecans and green food coloring to the second portion. Add cherries, almond extract and red food coloring to the third.
  2. Roll each portion between two pieces of waxed paper into an 8-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Remove waxed paper. Place chocolate rectangle on a piece of plastic wrap. Top with the green and pink rectangles; press together lightly. Wrap with plastic and chill overnight.
  3. Cut chilled dough in half lengthwise. Return one rectangle to the refrigerator. Cut remaining rectangle into 1/8-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Spumoni Slices in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p31

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debpetersen User ID: 452182 227767
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"very pretty but lack flavor"

mrsbates User ID: 4360159 90101
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I made these according to the directions and had trouble with them the entire process. I pushed through and hoped for the best. The flavor was very pale:("

mandiroo User ID: 6437898 83827
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Make these every Christmas! I love the taste and softness of them; makes a large quantity; good to make if you give goodies to friends or neighbors."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 77390
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Last year I made the chocolate coconut neapolitans, thought I would try this one because the presentation is similar. Loved the spumoni slices way better! I did put the layers in a bread pan to chill overnight. I put plastic wrap in the bread pan and topped with each layer. These cookies have a very nice flavor and look beautiful on your Christmas platter."

N.Camp User ID: 5463765 29626
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"There wasn't any flavor (I thought). My sister-in-law, loved them. These looked better than they tasted."

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