aka…Dolcini Tre Colori…aka Rainbow Cookies
Prior to 2005 here in rural route if we wanted a Panatone we had to either make it from scratch or order it. I used to order it from a bakery in NYC. That’s all I ever ordered from them but every year around Christmas time they’d send me one of their catalogs. Every year they’d have a pretty picture of a box of their seven layer cookies on the cover. And every year I’d tell myself to order them the next year. I never did.
I never made them either.
This year I thought it would make a fun gluten-free project.
For those not familiar with these cookies they’re traditionally red / white and green to symbolize the Italian flag. And the chocolate is regular chocolate not white. When searching for a recipe for something else I came across this blog with a different take on them…red / green and blue with white chocolate. It inspired me to do just red and green with white chocolate for Christmas.
I used her recipe. Cut it down in size by approximately a forth (and still ended up with layers too thick). Subbed Cup4Cup for the flour.
They weren’t hard to make at all. Just a lot of waiting for things to bake / chill and / or set up.
One tip? If you use Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting chips for your coating…DON’T try to do the butter / cream ‘ganache’ in the recipe. The chips melted beautifully alone but when mixed with the butter / cream it was just a sludge-y mess.
I don’t know if I’d make these again…they are pretty but for me they look a whole lot better than they taste. They weren’t sweet enough and the texture wasn’t what I was expecting it to be. But I really really enjoyed the process and it was fun to try something new…especially this time of year. 🙂