Ricotta Cookies III

Ricotta Cookies III

173 Reviews 23 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Lisa
Recipe by  Lisa

“This is a delicious light & fluffy cookie with a hint of lemon in the frosting. The ricotta cheese gives them a heavenly texture.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 dozen

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1 cup of butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the ricotta cheese and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, stir into the ricotta mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting warm the milk, 1/2 teaspoon of butter and shortening, in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until solids are melted. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar and lemon extract. Dip each cookie into the icing then dip in colored sugar or sprinkles.

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Reviews (173)

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TARA1972
159

TARA1972

Great Italian Christmas cookie. For those of you who make it and don't know what to expect...these are not intended to have a flavor explosion; they are about the texture and mild sweetness. Some people add the almond extract for more flavor, I like them the way they were intended to be made...without extract. An added tip...use a small cookie scoop so they stay round and symmetrical. You can also add another teaspoon of vanilla for a little more sweetness. Lastly, the lemon icing isn't quite right for this cookie...just use a powdered sugar/milk icing, and it adds even more sweetness to the taste of the cookie.

Jane
106

Jane

I needed to use up a bunch of ricotta, so I tried this. Light & fluffy, a perfect cookie with tea. After reading reviews I decided to be skimpy on the icing (because of complaints about it being too sweet) and I'm glad I did. I also decided to use almond extract instead of lemon (just because it's my favorite) and skip the colored sprinkles or colored sugar. My family liked these a lot. Here's a tip to reduce the mess on the glazing process - a little cheat thing I saw on a tv show: I put my glaze in a ziploc bag, sliced just a tiny tip of one corner, and then just drizzled the glaze over the cookies while they were still on the cookie sheet to the desired thickness. No muss, no fuss. And I always bake my cookies on sheets lined with foil so there's also no clean-up. Just toss the glazey foil away! I'll make these again at Easter time and do the colored sugar/sprinkles to be festive. This goes in our permanent recipe file.

Mama Cass
52

Mama Cass

These cookies are great - like mini cakes! My only complaint is the icing, which I think tastes a little "fake" with the lemon extract. I experimented and found what I think is a better alternative: instead of milk and lemon extract, substitute the juice of one lemon plus about two tablespoons of water plus 2 cups of powdered sugar(I halved the entire recipe to make a more manageable quantity).

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 172 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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