For New Year's I tried out my in-laws' recipe for rainbow cookies. These are some of my hubby's favorite. This is his grandmother's recipe and his sister bakes them every year for Christmas. I decided to try them for New Year's since rainbows are associated with luck and we have other traditions for luck and prosperity in the New Year.
Cookies ready to go in the oven.
Baked and ready to eat.
Here's the recipe (modified a little for better understanding) and as I made them.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 cups sifted self rising flour
red and green food coloring
red and green candied cherries
We couldn't find red cherries so we used green in both parts. You can also add nuts.
Mix the first 6 ingredients together. Divide dough into three equal parts. Add cocoa to the first part until you reach desired color. Add 1/4 cup green cherries and green food coloring to second part. Add red cherries and red food coloring to the third part. Pack in loaf pan in layers with wax paper between each layer. (Chocolate, green, red) Chill overnight. Remove from pan and paper. Slice and place on greased cookie sheet. You will have to cut the "loaf" down the middle and then slice each half. Bake at 350 degrees until done (about 18 to 20 minutes.)
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