pat's ricotta cookies

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a recipe by
Patricia Dixon
Greensburg, LA

Chilling the dough overnight helps these tender cookies keep their puffy shape during baking. A simple orange glaze adds extra sweetness

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serves makes 6 1/2 doz. cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For pat's ricotta cookies

  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 oz
    container--15 ozs. part- skim ricotta
  • glaze:
  • 2 c
    confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • colored sprinkles ( optional)

How To Make pat's ricotta cookies

  • 1
    Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt in medium-size bowl. Beat together butter and sugar on medium speed in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 mins. ; Beat in eggs, vanilla,and ricotta cheese until well blended.
  • 2
    Stir in flour mixture until well blended. cover and refrigerate overnight. Heat oven to 350 degrees F , lightly grease baking sheets.
  • 3
    Shape dough by level tablespoons into balls. Place at least 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  • 4
    Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly brown. Do not overbake. Transfer cookies with metal spatula to wire rack to cool slightly.
  • 5
    Meanwhile,prepare glaze; Stir together confectioners' sugar and orange juice in small bowl until smooth and good glazing consistency. If too thick. add additional orange juice, drop by drop, until desired consistency . Drizzle glaze evenly over each cookie. Garnish with sprinkles if desired. Let stand until hardened. Makes 6-1/2 doz. cookies.

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