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Baked neapolitan cookies on a metal pan.
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Neapolitan Cookies

Neapolitan cookies are chewy, flavored with delicious strawberry, rich chocolate, and buttery vanilla. They're beautiful cookies perfect for birthdays, showers, and potluck parties! Makes about 20 cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
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Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate vanilla strawberry cookie, Neapolitan cookie
Servings: 20
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Sara


Base Dough:

  • ¾ cup salted butter, softened (1.5 sticks)
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

For the Vanilla dough:

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour

For the Strawberry dough

  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoon strawberry jello powder

For the Chocolate dough

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder


Base Dough:

  • In a mixing bowl combine room temperature butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix with electric hand mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment on medium/high speed about 3 minutes, until light and creamy, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, and salt and mix until well combined and fluffy. Add baking soda and flour last, mixing slowly until well combined. Divide dough into three equal portions.

For vanilla dough

  • Place the first section of cookie dough in the original mixing bowl. Add the almond extract and ¼ cup of flour. Mix until well combined. Remove from bowl, wrap in plastic wrap/cover and set aside.

For strawberry dough

  • Place the second portion of dough in original mixing bowl (no need clean between doughs) with the strawberry jello powder and 3 Tablespoons of flour. Mix well, remove from bowl and cover/wrap in plastic and set aside.

For chocolate dough

  • Place the last portion of dough into the bowl (no need to clean between doughs) and add cocoa powder. Mix well. Remove, cover, and preheat oven to 350 Fº.


  • Take a small piece of dough (about 1.5 teaspoon) of each flavor and roll into small rolls. Press together lengthwise and then either place into a cookie scoop to make a round ball or roll with hands into a ball. Repeat until all dough is used.
  • Place cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheet 10-12 per sheet and bake at 350Fº for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and serve.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg