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Spumoni Slices

 Spumoni Slices
My sweet rectangles get their name from the old-fashioned tri-colored ice cream. Our whole family prefers them.
42 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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 wrap and chill overnight.
  • Cut chilled dough in half lengthwise. Return one rectangle to the
  • refrigerator. Cut remaining rectangle into 1/8-in. slices. Place 1

2 of 2

Spumoni Slices (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 101 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.