Aren’t these rainbow cookies pretty?
They are tasty too, sweet, almondy and chocolatey.
Today’s recipe comes from a guest baker, my friend Ashley, who is a pro at whipping up these cookies.
We hung out a few weeks ago and baked together. She showed me the finer points to making these sophisticated cookies and took some great photos along the way!
Apparently these cookies (I really think they are more like petit fours) are a traditional New York Italian dessert. I did actually see some when I was in NYC, but did not sample.
Here’s what you do to make your own chocolate covered rainbows! ;-)
Whip some egg whites until stiff.
Fold into your batter, it will be quite thick and heavy.
Color aggressively with red, yellow and green food coloring.
Spread the batter onto a greased sheet of parchment paper, inside a 9×13 baking dish, the batter will be spread very thin and that is ok.
Once all the layers bake, spread apricot preserves in the bottom layer…
and raspberry preserves on the middle layer.
Press the layers overnight in the fridge with heavy books or cans so the layers seal together.
Then, cover with melted chocolate on top and bottom (let chocolate harden on one side before flipping!).
Cut into small squares and enjoy!
Rainbow Cookies recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen.
With love- from Ashley and Erin :-)
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