Today I depart from the old wooden recipe box to share with you my
favorite new cookie recipe. Since Christmas is all about cookies, I wanted
to share the love : ) My dear friend Tracy shared some of these with us
earlier this week, and I can't even tell you how unbelievably good these are
Ricotta Cheese Cookies
4 c. flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Whisk together and reserve. In a large bowl, beat:
2 c. sugar
2 stcks unsalted butter, at room temp.
Beat until creamy, about 5 minutes. Reduce power, and add:
15 oz. full fat ricotta cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs at room temperature
Beat until well combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture,
mixing just until dough forms. Drop by level tablespoons about 2" apart
onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake until very lightly golden, about
15 minutes. Cool 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Cool completely.
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. half and half
Whisk together until smooth, add more cream or more sugar as needed to
get desired consistency. Spread on cookies, top with colored sugar if
desired. Allow icing to set one hour.
When I make these, I am going to drizzle the tops of some of them
with dark chocolate or sprinkle them with toasted sliced almonds
(or both!) mmmmmmm
My thanks to Tracy's sister Toni for sharing the recipe!