Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

    40 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Lemons, zested
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 15 ounces Ricotta Cheese, whole milk (1 container)
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice, fresh
For the Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Lemon, zested

Directions

For the Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest. Mix with your fingertips until the sugar is fragrant. Set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In the large bowl combine the butter and lemon sugar. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until they are fully incorporated.
  6. Add the ricotta cheese and lemon juice and mix until incorporated.
  7. Stir in the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  8. Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie) onto prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges.
  10. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 20 minutes.
  11. Once all the cookies are cool, prepare the lemon glaze.


For the Glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest and whisk until smooth.
  2. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze.
  3. Place cookies on a wire baking rack or wax paper and allow the glaze to harden before serving.

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Source: Slightly adapted from The Food Network.
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Author: Jamie Lothridge
Source: Slightly adapted from The Food Network.
Recipe Yields: about 40 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 40

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 26
Calories 127

% Daily Value*
5%
Total Fat 3g
9%
  Saturated Fat 2g
3%
Sodium 73mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 14g
4%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.