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Christmas Recipe

Christmas Recipe

  1. Italian Ricotta Cookies

The recipe is adapted from: https://www.cookingwithnonna.com/italian-cuisine/ricotta-cookies.html

INGREDIENTS

For 5 Dozen:

For the Cookies:

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 pound ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

For the Icing:

2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons whole milk

Christmas sprinkles for decorating

STEPS

Cookies:

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2) In a large bowl, with a mixer at low speed, beat sugar and  butter until blended.

3) Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

4) At medium speed, beat in ricotta, vanilla, and eggs until well combined.

5) Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; beat until dough forms.

6) Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft).

7) Bake all your cookies.

Icing:

1) In a small bowl, stir powdered sugar and milk until smooth. With a small teaspoon, spread icing on cookies. Decorate with Christmas sprinkles.

2) Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely.

NOTES

-Can also make with almond flavoring or lemon flavoring!

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