- Spumoni Slices
- 1/2 C. Shortening
- 1/2 C. Butter
- 3 C. All purpose flour
- 1 C. Sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 T. Milk
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
- 1 square (1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
- 4 tsp. Milk
- 1/3 C. Chopped candied red Cherries
- 1/2 C. Chopped pistachio nuts
- 1/4 tsp. Rum flavoring
- Few drops green food coloring
- Powdered sugar icing or Melted chocolate (optional)
Beat shortening and margarine or butter about 30 seconds or till softened.
Add half the flour, the sugar, egg, 2 Tbsp. Milk, vanilla, baking soda, and
1/4 t. Salt. Beat till thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl
occasionally. Stir in remaining flour.
Divide dough into thirds. Into one portion, mix chocolate and 2 t. Of the
milk. Into second portion, mix cherries. Into third portion mix nuts,
remaining milk, flavoring, and enough green food coloring to tint dough.
To shape dough, line bottom and sides of an 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pan with
clear plastic wrap. Press pink dough evenly in pan. Top with chocolate dough
Top with green dough. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
Invert pan; remove dough. Remove plastic wrap. Cut dough into 1/4 inch thick
slices; cut each slice crosswise into three pieces. Place 2 inches apart on
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375° F. Oven 8 to 10 minutes or till edges
are lightly browned. Remove and cool on rack. Drizzle with powdered sugar
icing tinted green or with melted chocolate.
Makes about 84 cookies