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Ricotta Cheese Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laura Berrigan

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter, softened
15 oz. container of ricotta cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
4 c. flour
2 T. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Frosting:
1 c. powdered sugar
3 T. milk
Optional: food coloring
Lots of sprinkles!

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Beat the sugar and butter at low speed until blended. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
3. Add ricotta, vanilla and eggs and beat at medium speed until combined.
4. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and salt and beat just until dough forms. Don't overbeat.
5. Drop dough by tablespoons, about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Bake about 13-15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden brown.

Frosting:
In small bowl whisk powdered sugar and milk until smooth. With small spatula or knife, spread icing on cookies and top with sprinkles. We often use food coloring to make different colored frosting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One of our family's favorite cookies! This is our go-to Christmas cookie recipe and we've made them for many other occasions too. So many fond memories making them not only with Renee, Kelly and Uncle Pat but with other family members too. Kyle and Maggie joined in on the baking and decorating fun a few times. And Sara and Jon were both once stranded in Chicago during a snow storm and I picked them up at O'Hare airport, brought them back to Dryden Place and we all decorated that year's batch of cookies together well into the night. And, if you notice a cookie (or two) missing from the tray before you put it out, pretty sure the trail of crumbs will lead you to Bill! :)

 

 

 

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