paula payne Recipe

Italian Christmas Sugar Cookies

By paula payne PPNashville

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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 3 Ratings
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1 c
soft butter (2 sticks)
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2 c
2 tsp
vanilla extract
15 oz container of ricotta cheese
4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
container of vanilla frosting
christmas sprinkles
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Directions Step-By-Step

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...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #sugar