Italian Rainbow Cookies


My favorite cookie as a kid was always the Italian Rainbow Cookies. The fun, sprinkles and choclate all in a cute package. Plus my grandmother loved marzipan and I could never get enough of the sweet almond goodness.
Living in the italian market I am surrounded my amazing baked goods. I wanted to re-creat my favorite gluten free. It came out great on the first try. This is a must have!!!

Ingredients:
Four eggs separated
1 Cup Butter Melted
8-10oz Almond Paste (marzipan)
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
A few drops each of blue and red food coloring
1 Cup Sugar

(The original recipe I worked from added 2 cups of almond flour and another half cup butter. I did not use it with my version but may play around with substituting some almond flour for the sugar next next time.

Start by separating eggs into two bowl. Whisk the whites until you get high peeks and place aside. To the bowl with the yolks crumble in the almond paste and mix. To the yolk and almond paste bowl add the melted butter and sugar. Mix very well until all the lumps are gone and mixture is smooth. Now fold in eggs whites and mix carefully.

Now separate this mixture into three bowls as even as possible. Mix a few drops of blue into one bowl, a few drops of red into the other and then leave the remaining bowl untouched.

Line three equally sized rectangular baking pans with wax paper and individually pour one batter into each pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes utile top starts to firm and before sides brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. After ten minutes use the wax paper to remove each layer and then place them on top of each-other. Now melt the chocolate in a bowl. Spread the chocolate over entire cake with the chocolate so that the entire thing is covered. Allow the whole thing to harden in the fridge. Then slice into square pieces.

Store in fridge and slice as needed. Cake freezes well.

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