Monday, July 10, 2006

Heavenly Cookies


Just imagine, in Jannah, for all of eternity, other than what the unseen holds, one will have the ability to eat an unlimited amount of Rainbow Layered Cookies… Subhan’Allah. Just pondering on the limitless bounties of Allah literally sets me in a state of awe. Seriously, if Rainbow Layered Cookies are the greatest desert item to me in this dunya, then think of what we will be consuming in Jannah Insh’Allah.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (May Allah's peace and blessing be upon him) said, "Allah, the Exalted, has said: `I have prepared for my righteous slaves what no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and the mind of no man has conceived.' If you wish, recite:

`No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.' " (32:17) [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Recently, my sister visited some family in NY, and brought back our favorite bakery item (Rainbow Layered cookies) with her. This was probably the first time I ever insisted against the cookies, but this was due to my recent pursuit in leading a healthier life, thus cutting back on sweets. Luckily, my younger sister did the dirty work, and requested the cookies. Either way, we had some from Alpine Pastry Shoppe, and they were very very very tasty. In the past, we usually purchased them from Dortoni Bakery, and so I’ve always had a soft spot for theirs. She also brought back some Pignoli cookies, which were really delicious as well.

Since Rainbow Layered Cookies are somewhat of a mystery in Texas, my sister and I once decided to try out some recipes to see if we could concoct this splendid sweet. Finding the ingredients was pretty simple, and the only pricey things we needed were Marzipan, and semi sweet chocolates. Mash’Allah, we’ve made them about 4-5 times now, and Alhamdolillah they’ve turned out very similar if not exactly like those we’ve had from classy NY bakeries. To end it, before my brain makes me want to make them and devour 10+ pieces, here’s an image of the very first time we made them:

(we didn't have any green food coloring the first time around)

Walaikum Asalam



    By Anonymous Danya, at 2:13 PM  

  • One of the best delights of this world if you ask me. I'm surprised someone actually knew what they were. Seems like the only bakeries who carry these seem to be up in the tri state area.

    By Blogger thestraightpath, at 10:06 AM  

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