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December 1, 2016

Cheerful Christmas Dessert Lasagna

 

This is a four-layered, spectacular, and very “Christmasy” colored dessert.

 

Layer #1 (Shortbread Cookie Layer):
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1T. cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
Red food coloring

 

Layer #2 (Peppermint Cheesecake layer):
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 ½ cups Cool Whip
1 tsp peppermint extract 

 

Layer #3 (Pudding Layer): 
3 cups milk
Green food coloring

 

Layer #4 (topping):
1 ½ cups Cool Whip
Garnish Layer - optional
2 cups of mini marshmallows
Red and green sprinkles

 

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly butter 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
Layer #1:  In a small bowl, stir together flour, salt and cocoa powder.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth.  Add 1 T. red food coloring and mix well, with mixer on low speed, add gradually add above flour mixture; mix until combined.
Press above mixture onto baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes; remove from oven and cool.

Layer #2: Beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.   Add Cool
Whip and peppermint extract and mix to combine.   Spread over the cooled shortbread layer.  Place in freezer to firm while preparing the pudding.

Layer # 3: Whisk together 2 (3.9 oz) pudding boxes of white chocolate pudding mixes with 3 cups milk.  Add a few drops at a time of green food coloring and whisk until smooth.  Spread over cream cheese layer.  Place in freezer for about 5 minutes.

Layer #4:  Spread 1 ½ cups of Cool Whip over pudding layer; top with the garnishes if you wish. Place in refrigerator for about 3 - 4 hours.       

Etc. — This whimsical layered dessert may take you a while to prepare, but I am sure it will be a hit at your Christmas gatherings!  
You probably can prepare this dessert and place in your freezer until ready to serve. 
 

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