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Italian Rainbow Cookies Are Brightly Colored Delicacies That Appear More Like Cakes
Italian rainbow cookies consist of three colorful layers in a square shape, symbolizing the colors of the Italian flag. Though they’re called cookies, they more so resemble cakes.
To make the cookies, tri-colored layers of almond cake are baked, chilled, stacked together with raspberry jam, coated in rich chocolate, and cut into petite-sized treats.
Tasting Table's Italian Rainbow Cookie Recipe by Stephen Collucci features a cake made with flour, eggs, butter, sugar, almond paste, and almond extract.
The recipe involves dividing the batter into thirds, tinting two of the portions with red and green food coloring, and coating each layer with a generous spread of raspberry jam.
Once assembled, the multilayered cake is coated in molten chocolate, which solidifies into a decadent shell after about 30 minutes of chilling in the fridge.
The last step is to cut the dessert into bite-sized squares. You can call it a cookie, but when you bite it, you'll be reminded of a rich cake with nutty and chocolatey flavors.