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Italian Neapolitan Cookies

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Ingredients
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seedless raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Dark Mixture:
Sift flour, measure; sift again with spices, soda and salt.
Cream shortening; add sugar, beat until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, slowly add flour and nuts.
Light Mixture:
Sift and measure flour, add soda and salt.
Chop raisins fine, cherries in fourths.
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in egg, vanilla, almond extract and water.
Mix in flour, add raisins and cherries.
Pack half of the dark mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3 inch pan.
Pack light on top of the dark mixture.
Cover with dark.
Chill overnight.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 deg.
Slice 1/4" thick.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
8

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