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Citrus Ricotta Cookies with Citrus Glaze

 
Citrus Ricotta Cookies with Citrus Glaze
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These cookies have a cake-like texture, very moist. The lemon juice and zest add the refreshing citrus taste, and the glaze gives another layer of zing.

Yield

44

servings

Prep

18

min

Cook

16

min

Ready

3

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

For the cookies:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, unsalted
softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
15 ounces ricotta cheese
1 container
3 tablespoons lemon juice
freshly squeezed
1 lemon
zest, freshly grated
For the glaze:
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
freshly squeezed
1 lemon
zest, freshly grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375℉ (190℃).

To makke the cookies:

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

In the large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 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 or baking mats or coated with cooking spray.

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.

For the glaze:

Mix together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth.

Spoon about ½ teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread evenly.

Let the glaze set, which takes about 2 hours.

Store in an air-tight container or freeze them until ready to use.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+3

over 6 years

Love these cookies, they are definitely not only for Christmas, they are a delicious treat at any time. These cookies came out very soft in the center, the texture was more like a fluffy cake; the citrus flavor from lemon zest and juice were lightening up the taste. And the glaze made these cookies absolutely wonderfully yummy! Definitely will these lovely cookies again!

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Comments

Molli
Florida, United States
 about 6 years ago

I love lemon cookies and I felt that this was
worth a try. Normally any cookie recipe has turned out less than successful, but this one
has made a big hit in my household. My daughter has eaten half in one day and she is not a cookie eater.


Dallas, United States
 over 2 years ago

This is my daughters favorite
cookie. I made them for work and they were a big hit.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 35g (1.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10825% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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