Friday, December 11, 2009

Lemon Ricotta Cookies


Greetings fellow foodies! It's another delicious Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. Today's offering is a simple and delicious lemon cookie, perfect for your Christmas cookie swaps! Hope you give it a try!


Giada de Laurentis's Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze


Ingredients


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cookies:

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the large bowl combine the butter and the sugar. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie) onto the baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges. Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.

Glaze:

Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2-teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread. Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours. Pack the cookies into a decorative container.



Note: These
are cake-like cookies and freeze well. Just frost after thawing.


Happy holiday baking, everyone!

Till next time,




6 comments:

Michael Lee West said...

The cookies look delicious! I'll have to try these!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your cookies look yummy!!! Thanks for the sharing...come on over and visit me too when you have a moment! Happy Foodie Friday! Coralie

George Gaston said...

Lorna, this is a wonderful recipe to put in my cookie collection. I bet the ricotta really packs some great flavor into the cookie, as well.

Great Christmas Carols! Many thanks for putting me in the spirit of the holiday.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lorna, these sound so good. Wishing I had one right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. laurie

silk purse said...

Sounds yummy!.., I'll have to try this recipe ; I adre any thing lemon!~ You are also warmly invited to pop by to my blog for some "hot chocolate and cookies" my dear..,

Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

xinex said...

Yummy! They look pretty too...Christine

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