Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cookie Carnival: Lemon Ricotta Cookies


Lemons are awesome! Seriously, you can do so much with them. Any meal of the day can have a lemon involved in some way. Lemon was the star of the Cookie Carnival this month and I was stoked about the choice!


Don't be worried about the ricotta in the cookies; you really can't taste it. These cookies were cake like and very moist. The glaze on top was fantastic, too. I will make these cookies over and over again. Seriously, they are so good!


Enjoy!


Lemon Ricotta Cookies


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. Pack the cookies into a decorative container.

18 comments:

Megan said...

Yes, yes, yes - lemon is always appreciated in cookies. That's one I'll have to try.

Coleen's Recipes said...

These sound excellent, I don't have a good lemon cookie recipe, thanks for posting!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Describe the taste of the lemon glaze. Is it sweet? tart? thanks, please email me at coleen(at)mtaonline(dot)com

HoneyB said...

these are great looking cookies!

Maria said...

I love these cookies!

Ingrid said...

My mom made these a couple of Christmases ago and they were awesome. I ate about 80% of them in the 3 days I was there visiting.

Yours look great. I like the background!
~ingrid

Carey said...

they look great!!! I loved these cookies and so did the kids

Nina's Recipes said...

I love cookies, I love lemons...I love this recipe, thank you so much!

Katiecakes said...

I love anything lemony! I must make these cookies!

Katie xox

Katy ~ said...

Yummm...lemon! I bet these are just divine!

Justin said...

i'm really interested in this recipe. if i try it and write about it, I'll definitely give you credit and let you know. yum!

SUGAR B said...

Those cookies LOOK delish!

Lemon and Cookie are my friends, I will need to make these before the end of the month.

I have been lagging with Cookie Carnival. Bad Sugar B.

Michele said...

These look so delicious!!

pinkstripes said...

Oh, these cookies look so good. YUM.

Ninette said...

Saw a reference to these cookies on Justin's blog and had to come over. Lovely!

amelanche1 said...

Tout à fait délicieux!!! Toute ma famille a adoré, merci du partage.

Passe une belle journée.
Josée

Roberta Boyle Photography said...

These were great! I made them this weekend. I'm recommending them to everyone who likes lemon-flavored desserts.

Roberta Boyle Photography said...

I hope you don't mind, I linked to your blog from mine for the recipe. Let me know if that's a problem.

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