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Italian Ricotta Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 2 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

glaze-

  • 1-2/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. 4 TBSP milk
  2. ½ tsp vanilla extract
  3. Directions
  4. Preheat oven to 350
  5. Line baking sheets with silicon mats and set aside
  6. In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)
  7. Add ricotta, eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
  8. Add all the dry ingredients and blend together.
  9. Roll or scoop the dough out in one TBSP balls
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  11. While the cookies cool, mix the icing.
  12. Dip the cooled cookie tops in the icing (will be a bit runny) and top with sprinkles if desired.
  13. Let icing dry completely before storing an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

 Makes about 3 dozen.