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Recipe: Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Cookies Recipe:

Italian Lemon Glazed Ricotta Cookies

Our recipe for Recipe Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs, at room temperature

1 (15 ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese

3 tablespoons lemon juice

zest of one lemon

Glaze Recipe:

1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

3 tablespoons lemon juice

zest of one lemon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

For the cookies: In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Begin to beat the butter on medium speed and slowly add in the two cups of sugar, scraping down the bowl once it has all been incorporated.  Continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, about three minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl between additions.  Once incorporated, beat in the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined.  Fold in the dry ingredients by hand until just combined.

Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop the dough by the rounded spoonful onto prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the pans at this time, and continue to bake until the edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes.  Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, make your lemon glaze: Sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl.  Stir in the lemon juice and zest until smooth.  Once the cookies are cool spread a little of the glaze ontop of each cookie.  Allow to set up for two hours or until the glaze has hardened.

***If you like recipes, you should check out the video demonstration of our Executive Chef Zach’s making Traditional Italian Biscotti.

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