Thursday, December 15, 2005

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Ricotta Cookies
Helping Our Kids Grow Copyright 2000

Cookies:
4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 eggs
1 c. butter (soft)
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 15-oz container of Ricotta cheese

Frosting:
4 T. butter (soft)
3 c. 10X sugar
1 T. vanilla
milk

Mix butter, 10X sugar and vanilla. Add milk until spreadable. (I tinted the frosting with green gel food coloring.)

Mix all ingredients well. (I tinted the batter with green gel food coloring.) Place by tablespoon onto cookie sheet (ungreased). (I used my two tablespoon scoop.) Bake at 325 degrees in middle of oven for 9-10 minutes. Cook on rack. Frost when cool. May be topped with coconut, sprinkles or food colored frosting. (I used green frosting and holly sprinkles.)

I don't do my holiday baking until the last week but tomorrow is my son's daycare party so I made a batch of one of my more festive recipes. These are like little cakes - very soft and moist. They're actually great without frosting but just not very attractive.

This recipe is from a church fundraiser cookbook. I think you can find some of the best cookie recipes in this type of cookbook. People usually submit their tried and true family favorites. I have so may cookbooks devoted to cookies and baked goods but I don't recall any of them having a similar recipe.

3 comments:

MommyProf said...

Those look great. I love those church and community group books, too.

Heather said...

these look quite good and yet interesting. I have wanted another recipe to use ricotta. I hate it when you buy something out of the ordinary and then have half ov it sitting in the fridge because you don't know what to do with it. Examples in my house: sour cream, ricotta, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese. I have issues.

LisaSD said...

I'm always looking for more things to use ricotta in--I love it!