Neapolitan Cookies Recipe

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  1. This dough chills overnight. On the day you're ready to bake, preheat oven to 400.
  2. For the dark dough: sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Grind or cut chocolate until it is fine (otherwise it will be hard to slice the dough). Set aside.
  4. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, add the coffee and brown sugar and beat well.
  5. Add the eggs and beat to mix. Beat in the ground chocolate.
  6. On low speed gradually add the sifted dry ingredients, scraping the bowl regularly. Don't overblend! Then stir in the nuts. Set the dough aside (not in the fridge) and make the light dough.
  7. Light dough: Sift together flour, salt, baking soda. Set aside.
  8. In a large clean bowl of the electric mixer with clean beaters, cream the butter. Add the vanilla, the sugar, water and beat well. Add the egg, beat to mix. On low speed gradually add the shifted dry ingredients. Don't overmix.
  9. Mix in the currents, lemon rind and cherries.
  10. Layer dough in the pans: one half the dark dough (carefully pack down and smooth), all the light dough (do the same), then the rest of the dark dough. Press down to make a compact loaf.
  11. Chill overnight (or for about twelve hours) in the freezer.
  12. To bake: preheat to 400. You'll need unbuttered cookie sheets, lined with foil if possible.
  13. Turn the pan over so that the cake of dough slides out, and peel off the foil or waxpaper. With a long and heavy knife, cut the cake in half the long way (if you used loaf pans); if you used a square 8x8 pan, cut it in three equal strips. Work with one piece at a time (wrap and freeze the others). Now slice the long piece you've got into individual cookies, about 1/3 of an inch thick. Place them 1 1/2 inches apart on the cookie sheets - they will spread!
  14. Bake 10 minutes, watching carefully. The white dough should be lightly browned, but the dark dough will burn if you're not careful. If they come out of the oven seeming slightly underdone, that's good. They'll be chewy instead of brittle.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1562.8 Kcal (6543 kJ)
Calories from fat 624.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69.43g 107%
Cholesterol 207.77mg 69%
Sodium 638.21mg 27%
Potassium 586.4mg 12%
Total Carbs 219.43g 73%
Sugars 104.61g 418%
Dietary Fiber 5.11g 20%
Protein 21.55g 43%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Calcium 130.3mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 408.66 Kcal (1711 kJ)
Calories from fat 163.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.16g 107%
Cholesterol 54.33mg 69%
Sodium 166.89mg 27%
Potassium 153.34mg 12%
Total Carbs 57.38g 73%
Sugars 27.36g 418%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 20%
Protein 5.64g 43%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 1mg 21%
Calcium 34.1mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 36.2
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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