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Italian Ricotta Cookies

These Italian Ricotta Cookies are soft, delicate and flavored with just a hint of lemon. You won't be able to eat just one!

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These Italian Ricotta Cookies are soft, delicate and flavored with just a hint of lemon. You won't be able to eat just one!

Ingredients

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Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Glaze

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Cookies:

  1. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar, until fluffy. Add lemon zest, ricotta and vanilla extract. Beat well.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time, and mix until well blended. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, mix until combined. Cover dough and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Drop by rounded tablespoons on baking sheet. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies is golden brown. Transfer cookies to cooling rack.

Glaze:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and fresh lemon juice. Adding more milk as necessary to make a smooth icing. Dip cooled cookies in icing. Allow icing to set before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking Classy

Keywords: christmas,cookie,dessert,holiday,italian,

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