paula payne Recipe

Italian Christmas Sugar Cookies

By paula payne PPNashville


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paula's Story

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..

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine : butter, sugar, eggs , vanilla then add ricotta and mix well.
2
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.
3
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

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16 Comments

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paula payne PPNashville
Jan 15, 2014
sorry I did forget to tell you about the frosting, Tami has it right, frost while still hot
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Stephanie Dodd skeen
Dec 28, 2013
Put some in the freezer and just ate one; still delish!!! I didn't get them all frosted and ran out of sprinkles so will finish that today.
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Stephanie Dodd skeen
Dec 27, 2013
Just made these and they are delish!!!
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Amy Davis davisamy1122
Dec 23, 2013
Omg! I just made these and they are outstanding. Possibly the best dessert I have EVER put in my mouth. Forget Christmas..... I'll be making these all the time. Thank you