Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

The other day I was watching my favorite channel the food network channel and Giada De Laurentiis was on I love watching that woman do Italian dishes she inspires me. Well She made these cookies on that segment and I absolutely love Anything lemon so I had to try this out! 

These Cookies are absolutely beautiful and I never say that about a cookie the word beautiful. When making these the smell of the lemons was such a  fresh clean scent , and the Ricotta Cheese in the Cookies just makes them soft you can’t even tell there is Ricotta Cheese in it!  Adding the Glaze to it so sweet by itself ( yes I had to lick the spoon ) but once you put it on top of the cookie it just beautifully balances it out. Some of my friends have tried this and they wanted more. This is definitely a keeper in my house hold .

Thank you Giada for this wonderful dessert you shared it is so much fun to watch and learn from one of the greatest Chefs.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
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.

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