Recipe by Elaine
"Bar cookie consisting of three layers separated by jam filling and coated with chocolate."
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1 1/2 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
red food coloring
green food coloring
1 1/2 cups
semisweet chocolate, chopped
My family loves these and this recipe is wonderful....especially since it makes a 9X13 pan rather than an 8X8 or 9X9. I've made these for different occasions and varied the traditional colors to match the holiday or theme. You will not be disappointed. I also find that cutting the bars upside down, with the chocolate side down is MUCH easier.
Excellent recipe! These cookies are my favorite and I haven't been able to find them since moving to FL. I halved the recipe which yielded 30 cookies. In regards to the jam, I thought it called for far too much. You only need to finely coat each layer. I used a total of 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons. For the full recipe I would use anywhere between 1/2 to 3/4 cup. If you find that your chocolate is too thick, add a little veggie oil and it will be much easier to work with without the taste being compromised. I used 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips and that was a perfect amount to spread. Coat with chocolate sprinkles to make them truly authentic. AEMAZA has the right idea when it comes to cutting the cookies. The cut is much cleaner/nicer when placed upside-down! Thanks Elaine!
Very beautiful pastel layers and excellent flavor. I had trouble cutting the bars, however, because the chocolate kept cracking and breaking. Next time I would use a thinner chocolate layer. I will make these again.
I make these every Christmas and my guests always rave about them and look forward to them every year.
These are wonderful! I made them to give in goodie bags for Christmas. I followed the recipe and they turned out great! I scored the chocolate before it hardened all the way and had no trouble with it cracking. I will make these again!
I love this recipe. If you like Venetians there is no other recipe to use. I use more food coloring gels instead of the liquid food coloring. It make a brighter cookie. It just adds so much color to any cookie tray!
I've been making this yummy cookie for well over 30 years. My son doesn't think it's Christmas if it's missing and it's his very favorite. Just a couple of tips: wax paper just smokes and smells up the kitchen. Use parchment. And warming the apricot jam (I use preserves) helps to spread them easily. Don't be afraid of all the steps -- it's much easier than it appears. You'll be glad you baked!
LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies!!! I only make them at Christmastime because they're so much work. I make a double batch! I use either the apricot jam or Raspberry Preserves...SOOO GOOD!!!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/28 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 28
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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