Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ricotta Cookies


We woke up Saturday morning to this.  Oh we were warned, but the weather forcasters here are rarely right.  The white stuff kept coming down until early afternoon.
So what's a girl to do?  Make breakfast of course, but some members of my family prefer eating fresh snow.

Saints fans prefer a high fiber, Budlight for breakfast and find crafty uses for the bottle caps.  Did you know they make great snowman eyes and nose?  12 and 0 baby, lots of cause for celebration!

Lucy from sweets, savories, etc. posted an awesome cookie recipe a week or two ago and I had all of the ingredients handy so I made these wonderfully delicious cookies!

Ricotta Cookies:

1 cup butter, soften at room temperature
1/2 cup ricotta, at room temperature
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350.


In a large bowl, blend softened butter with ricotta until creamy. Add vanilla and mix well. Add sugar gradually, beating until well blended. Add eggs & mix well. Slowly stir in dry ingredients & blend well. Drop from a teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes, don’t over bake. Cookies will have only a small amount of golden coloring.

After cookies have completely cooled, frost with glaze & sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.

Glaze Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or flavoring of your choice
2 to 4 teaspoons milk


Makes approximately 70 Cookies.

Thank you Lucy, these were more than I hoped they would be!



40 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What lovely ricotta cookies - perfect for a snowy day. We got it too, but it was gone before we got a chance to take a picture.
Sam

A Year on the Grill said...

love the picture... we just got our two inches last night.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Kat these do sound good! GEAUX SAINTS !!!! 12-0 !!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a great idea to use ricotta in cookies!
We have had a snowstorm too.. it is loud and blowy outside. Is it too late to toilet train the pups to use the human bathrooms?

Cathy said...

Interesting use for ricotta - but then, I love cream cheese cookies so why not?! I'll keep these in the to try file.

Sasha said...

Your cookies look so good. I'd love one for breakfast right now.

I'm jealous of your fluffy snow...it's raining in Brooklyn right now. Ugh.

Katy ~ said...

Yumm... these cookies look good. Love the red and green sprinkles.

Right now we're getting our anticipated 6-10 inches of the white stuff; I can barely see the house across the street from me as the snow is coming down at such a dizzying rate.

Good day to be home, eat cookies and have hot chocolate! Your cookies would be perfect!

Claudia said...

I am making this exact recipe over the weekend for the xaminer. How fun to see yours. These are scrumptious cookies. Snow, wind, sleet, windchill... and at theatre into the night. Not a happy camper in MN!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Aw, the snow looks so pretty! We're having pouring rain right now ... which is a-ok with me! LOL

Meanwhile, what an interesting cookie! It looks similar to the cookies my grandma used to bake. They were so tender and delicious.

Cheryl said...

I am so jealous of your snow, I badly want some! Those lookies look good, I have never heard of putting Ricotta in cookies, interesting!

Wandering Coyote said...

I have a similar recipe for ricotta cookies and they are totally to die for! I love anything with ricotta cheese in it!

Pam said...

Wasn't the snow pretty!

buffalodick said...

Snowing as we speak...God, I hate snow!

Maria said...

We have snow too! Love these cookies!

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Charlotte said...

This is a new one! I will have to try this someday. Enjoy the snow...it's 69 here in Atlanta today which is really not typical.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful snow pictures--especially the Saints Snowman... CUTE!!!! That Saints game this past Sunday almost made me have heart failure.

Have you ever made Snow Cream???? YUM!!!! Your dog eating the snow made me think about Snow Cream--which I used to make!!! YUMMY!!!!

My mother used to make a Christmas cookie which looked like your Ricotta cookies... I'll have to find her recipe.

Hugs,
Betsy

teresa said...

pretty snow! i love those cookies, they look so soft and delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been doing a story all day for work where we've been going to elementary schools and asking the kids what their fav. Christmas traditions are, etc....most said baking Christmas cookies!

Marjie said...

Those cookies look great. My little guy watched the Saints this weekend, and is rooting for them and the Colts since his Patriots aren't doing well this year. But I don't let the 10 year old have the high fiber bud light breakfast. Our yard looked like yours on Saturday, and got worse today!

Selba said...

Nice pictures of the snow and also the dog :)

Chris said...

Nice snowman! Man, if the Saints keep winning, you're going to be impossible to live with (ha ha)!

Mary said...

Your pictures and your cookies are just wonderful. I've never used ricotta to make cookies. I'll have to remedy that.

Jane In The Jungle said...

We got snow Sat morning also but it was gone by noon, bummer.......
Bet cookies would have made it better!!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What delicious cookies! I want to try these for Christmas. Ricotta in a cookie sounds so yummy and unique.

MaryBeth said...

The snow pictures are wonderful....The cookies are even better, they sound great.

gigi said...

Ooo, la-la! I want to try these soon!

Joanne said...

I have been looking for a good recipe for ricotta cookies (or cannoli cookies as they are sometimes called in the stores here)! These look fantastic.

I wish the snow had stuck here. All we ended up with was puddles.

5 Star Foodie said...

Baking cookies is perfect on a snow day! The ricotta cookies sound absolutely scrumptious!

Lucy said...

Did my son come knocking on your door?? Haahaa!! Glad you like them! ;-)

Mimi said...

I haven't made ricotta cookies before, they look delicious. Love your picture.
Mimi

Marguerite said...

So glad we did NOT get that sneaux. Much too cold for my Southern blood, cher. Cookies look yummm-o!

Steph said...

we got a lot of snow! It was so scary to drive because we were skidding a lot! I've never made a cookie with cheese before, that's so cool!

Julie said...

They sound so great...I've never had cookies with ricotta in them before.

Gladys said...

Look at the lovely snow. Wait cookies? Cookies? with cheese in them. Screw the snow give me the cookies!

Debbie said...

Oh they look delicious Katherine. Love the addition of ricotta. Sounds great!

Fresh Local and Best said...

These ricotta cookies look perfect paired with coffee.

Debbie said...

Perfect! I'm in a cooking baking mood today.

Sophie said...

Lovely pictures of the snow & the snowman!!

I also love ricotta in everything especially in cookies!!

I also love the festive glitter touch of Christmas on top of the cookies!

MMMMMMM,...I wish you & your family & wonderful & joyable Christmas!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Oh these cookies look so lovely and love the addition of ricotta but am left wondering whether ricotta will give a soft cookie or crunchie one if i bake 'em a little longer.....

Lisa said...

Beautiful snow, and what a great cookie recipe. I love to try new things and this is definitely something new to me.