Italian Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c soft butter (2 sticks)
2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 15 oz container of ricotta cheese
4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 container of vanilla frosting
christmas sprinkles
3 eggs

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paula payne Recipe
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Nashville, TN (pop. 1.3M)
Member Since Oct 2011
paula's notes for this recipe:
I can't even remember where I learned this recipe, I have been making them for 20 + years, every christmas, my family loves them.
Using ricotta in the batter makes them so soft and almost cake like..
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Combine : butter, sugar, eggs , vanilla then add ricotta and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients flour, salt, baking soda.
Mix well and drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 350* 10 minutes or so, just barely lt golden on the edges..remove to cooling rack.. Cool completely before putting vanilla frosting on top, then add sprinkles, if you have any left store in fridge...

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user sherry monfils smonfils - Oct 13, 2012
I love easy recipes like this! Thanks=)
user paula payne PPNashville - Oct 13, 2012
easy and its hard to stop eating them
user Kim Cleaves KC2633 - Oct 14, 2012
I hope I remember these when it's time to do my holiday baking!! These cookies with some lemon icing....yum!!
user paula payne PPNashville - Oct 14, 2012
I forgot the eggs, I had to go back in and change it...omg
user paula payne PPNashville - Oct 14, 2012
3 eggs

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