If Long Island had a flag, it would be pink, white and green, with narrow bands of chocolate brown on the top and bottom. It would, indeed, look like a rainbow cookie.
That neon-hued confection, pride of a thousand Italian-American pastry shops, long ago busted its bakery bonds and can now be found at local supermarkets, delis and even at Costco. --Erica Marcus
Michelle Russo holds a tray of rainbow cookies at Patsy's & Son Bakery in Lindenhurst. (Jan. 21, 2012)
Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka "rainbow cookies" - being prepared on a table.
Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka "rainbow cookies" - include the pink batter that is seen being evenly spread on a tray.
Layers are stacked together to form Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies, aka "rainbow cookies."
Green batter is generously layered with apricot jam for Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies, also known as "rainbow cookies."