Neopolitan Cookies 2
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour
2 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, melted (1 ounce each)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3-5 drops green food coloring
1/4 cup candied red cherry, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3-5 drops red food coloring
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide dough into three portions.
Stir chocolate into one portion; mix well.
Add pecans and green food coloring to the second portion.
Add cherries, almond extract and red food coloring to the third portion.
Roll each portion between two pieces of waxed paper into and 8x6-inch 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.
Pfrreheat oven to 375 deg F.
Cut chilled dough in half lengthwise. Return one rectangle to the refrigerator. Cut remaining rectangle into 1/8 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until set and edges are starting to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Repeat with remaining dough.