Gluten Free  Rainbow Cookies

What Are Rainbow Cookies? These cookies were invented in Italian-American bakeries in New York City. The colors represent the Italian flag. Today, you’ll find them all over Italian communities around Christmas.

Combine the Wet Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the almond paste, butter, sugar, egg yolk, and almond extract until light and fluffy.

Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum.

Combine the Dry Ingredients

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until evenly combined.

Whip the Egg Whites

In a new bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Add the egg whites to the batter and gently fold the egg whites in.

Color the Dough

Divide the cookie dough into 3 equal portions. Add green food coloring to one and red food coloring to a second. Stir until the color is even and to your desired shade.

Prepare for Baking

Preheat oven & spread the cookie dough evenly onto the baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Assemble the Cake

Remove the cakes from the baking sheets. Place the green cake on a working surface. Cover the cake with the jam all the way to the edges.

Assemble the Cake

Place the plain cake on top and cover with the remaining jam. Then put red cake on ton. Put a cutting board on top of the layered cake. Place several jars full of water on top and place everything in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up.

Prepare the Chocolate

When the cake is done chilling, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Spread the melted chocolate over the top of the cake.

Slice the Cookies

Let the cake rest until the chocolate is hardened. Trim the edges if necessary, then slice into individual cookies and enjoy.

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