Ricotta Cookies III

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This is a delicious light & fluffy cookie with a hint of lemon in the frosting. The ricotta cheese gives them a heavenly texture.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon shortening

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract

  • ½ cup colored candy sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1 cup of butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the ricotta cheese and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, stir into the ricotta mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. To make the frosting warm the milk, 1/2 teaspoon of butter and shortening, in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until solids are melted. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar and lemon extract. Dip each cookie into the icing then dip in colored sugar or sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
6g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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