Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies are the perfect tea cookie! They are pillowy soft and slightly sweet. The lemon icing gives this cookie a sweet, tangy finish that will make you sing, “That’s Amore!”

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, eggs, ricotta, vanilla, lemon

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, and set aside

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cream the sugar and butter in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Reduce the speed to medium, and crack in the eggs one at a time, beating well between additions. Plop in the ricotta, vanilla, and lemon zest, and beat to combine. Add the flour mix, and beat on low until just combined, but do no overmix

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Drop the dough in heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheets. Place in oven, and bake, rotating pans halfway through the baking time, until the cookies are puffed, golden, and cooked all the way through, about 20 to 22 minutes

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

As the cookies start to cool, prep the lemon glaze.

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

in a bowl, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice to make a smooth glaze. Adjust the consistency with a little water or more confectioners’ sugar to make the glaze thick enough to stick to the cookies when dipped

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

once the cookies cool, dip the cookies in your lemon glaze!

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Hold each ricotta cookie with two fingers, then dip the top of the cookies in the glaze and let dry on racks until all are done. Let dry for 2 hours before storing

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Pillowy soft lemon ricotta cookies, the perfect tea cookie!

Pillowy Soft Lemon Ricotta Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 2.5 dozen
 
Ricotta Cookies are the perfect tea cookie! They are pillowy soft and slightly sweet. The lemon icing gives this cookie a sweet, tangy finish that will make you sing, "That's Amore!"
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounces fresh ricotta , drained
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon zest, plus ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Cream the sugar and butter in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium, and crack in the eggs one at a time, beating well between additions. Plop in the ricotta, vanilla, and lemon zest, and beat to combine. Add the flour mix, and beat on low until just combined, but do no overmix.
  4. Drop the dough in heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheets. Place in oven, and bake, rotating pans halfway through the baking time, until the cookies are puffed, golden, and cooked all the way through, about 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.
  5. When the cookies are completely cool, make the glaze. In a bowl, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice to make a smooth glaze. Adjust the consistency with a little water or more confectioners’ sugar to make the glaze thick enough to stick to the cookies when dipped. Hold each cookie with two fingers, then dip the top of the cookies in the glaze and let dry on racks until all are done. Let dry for 2 hours before storing.

 

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