Monday, January 4, 2010

Cookie of the Week!- Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Okay, so can you tell that I am trying to play catch up. The Internet has been really bad at my house with all the cold and snow, and the holidays! Yikes!!! And yes I know this is not a really good picture, but hey, it was the last one!

This was another one from the cookie exchange. It is actually a Giada De Laurentiis recipe, and I have to say, I was impressed!

So without further ado...

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 ounce) container of whole milk ricotta cheese
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Preheat the oven to 375. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In the large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and zest. Beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.

Spoon about 2 tbsp. of the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet about 2" apart. Bake for 15 min, until slightly golden brown around the edges. Allow cookie to rest 20 min.

Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 tsp. onto each cookie. Let the glaze harden about 2 hours before packaging.


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