Neapolitan Tea Cookies


Here's a delightful recipe to make for your next tea party! 

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened coconut
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened strawberry drink mix
1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture. Divide dough into thirds and place in separate bowls. For each bowl, add one of the following mixtures: coconut, strawberry mix, and chocolate. Mix each well. 

Line a 9x5" loaf pan with parchment paper with ends extending over sides. Press the strawberry dough onto the bottom of the pan. Cover with a coconut layer, and top with the chocolate dough. Gently press layers together to seal. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours until firm. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from pan and discard parchment. Cut dough into 3 lengthwise strips, then cut each into 1/4" slices. Place 1-inch apart on baking sheets covered with silicone or parchment paper. Bake 9-11 minutes, until cookies are firm to the touch and just lightly browned on bottom. Cool on wire racks. Makes 90 small cookies. 
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