Neapolitan Cookies

NeapolitansThis recipe originally came from the Ladies Home Journal some time in the early 1950s and was passed down in my family as a Christmas cookie that was made almost every year.  I like it because of all the stuff in it.  The biggest problem for me is finding the candied cherries at the store.  I sent this off as my recipe for Operation Baking GALS for December, I hope they survive the trip.

Neapolitan Cookies

Dark Dough
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
6 oz. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Light dough
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 T water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 t salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup finely chopped raisins
18 candied cherries, finely chopped

Prepare each dough separately.  Cream butter, sugar and eggs.  Mix dry ingredients.  Mix dry and wet.  Add walnuts and chips to dark dough and raisins and cherries to light dough.    
Line bottom and sides of a loaf pan with wax paper.  Put in 1/2 dark dough, all of light, 1/2 dark.  Cover with wax paper.  Chill in freezer.  Remove from pan.  Cut into four strips.  Slice each strip for cookies.  Strips may be frozen for later baking.    
Bake at 350 deg. for 10-15 minutes until lightly brown.

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