I thought this was an interesting cookie to add to my non-traditional Christmas cookie list. I never made cookies with ricotta cheese before. They turned out to be a soft and tasty cookie.
The original recipe was double this. I didn't want that many cookies so below is the recipe cut in half. :)
I used 2 spoons to drop the dough onto the cookie sheets.
recipe from here
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
7 ounces ricotta cheese ( I used whole milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Reduce speed to medium and beat in the ricotta, vanilla and eggs.
Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder and salt; beat until dough forms.
Drop by Tablespoons on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for about 15 minutes until the cookies are very lightly golden. Remove with spatula to wire rack to cool.
When cookies are cool, prepare the icing. In a small bowl stir confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Dip the cookies into the icing and add the sprinkles as you like.
Put a paper towel until the wire rack to catch the frosting drips.