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Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka (Credit: Deb Perelman/smittenkitchen.com)

Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka "rainbow cookies" - being prepared on a table.

The rainbow cookie connection


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
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

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
(Credit: Deb Perelman/smittenkitchen.com)

Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka "rainbow cookies" - being prepared on a table.

Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka
(Credit: Deb Perelman/smittenkitchen.com/)

Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies - aka "rainbow cookies" - include the pink batter that is seen being evenly spread on a tray.

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Layers are stacked together to form Deb Perelman's
(Credit: Deb Perelman/smittenkitchen.com/)

Layers are stacked together to form Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies, aka "rainbow cookies."

Green batter is generously layered with apricot jam
(Credit: Deb Perelman/smittenkitchen.com/)

Green batter is generously layered with apricot jam for Deb Perelman's seven-layer cookies, also known as "rainbow cookies."

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