Colorful Ricotta Cookies

7:24 AM

When I make up my list for the grocery store each week, it’s based on the recipes I’m going to prepare along with some extra staples.  Last week I bought ingredients for sandwiches, but I forgot the star of the show!  Instead of going back to the store, I improvised.  Ricotta happened to be leftover.  I wanted to bake something special for the Oldest for finishing another “school” year, so I found this sweet recipe on that used Ricotta.  I didn’t change the recipe except for the way I presented the cookies in the end.   Wow, you are going to love these!
What You Will Need:

15 oz part-skim ricotta cheese
2 C sugar
4 C flour
2 T baking powder
1 C unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
Decorator’s sugar
Food coloring
1 large bowl
3 medium bowls
Hand mixer
4 cookie sheets
1)      Preheat oven to 350˚.
2)      Beat sugar and butter until well-mixed.  Beat at a higher speed until fluffy.

3)      Add eggs, vanilla and cheese and beat until well-mixed.

4)      Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.  Gradually add to butter mixture until all is gone.

5)      Divide dough into 4 bowls.
6)      Add desired amount of food coloring to each bowl and mix until dough is tint you want.
7)      Drop dough onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.  Sprinkle with decorator’s sugar.

8)      Bake two sheets at a time for 15 minutes or until cookies are fully baked.
9)      Repeat until all dough is used.
10)   Cool and serve.
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  1. Love ricotta cheese! I bet they taste delicious in your cookies!

  2. Oooh!!! Another one to go on the directory!

  3. Those sound AWESOME! I'm going to have to make some for my boys. I found you off VB- I hope you're having a great day!
    Stop on by anytime.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Finger Click Saver. I had to check out your I was reading your comment...I was eating lasagna loaded w/ricotta cheese :-)

  5. What an interesting recipe! What kind of texture did the cookies have?

  6. These remind me of cookies that my Italian Grandma used to make us. Thank you for bringing back great memories.

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  7. At first I was thinking "RICOTTA COOKIES???!" but after reading through and seeing the pictures, I am going to give them a try... I think my girls will love them!!!
    I'm loving your mix of real estate and food... they're a great mix!!
    I'm also visiting from VoiceBoks and am happy to have found you.

  8. OK, I'm not a big fan of ricotta. But these? I'd eat my weight in them.

  9. How come I haven't found you before?

    Can't wait to check out these cookies and more recipes. I love trying out new things in the kitchen.

    See you soon.

  10. I too was a bit baffled by the idea of using ricotta in cookies, but I'm going to try these - they look delicious, and I'm always up for trying a new baking recipe!

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  11. These cookies are fluffy and delish! I promise you will be pleasantly surprised. Everyone who has had one can't each just one... :)

  12. What a great cookie, I just love the colors and the recipe. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  13. Great looking recipe, I think this is one that I will try, thanks! Following you from the fancy friday blog hop, have a great weekend!

  14. That is looks yummy. happy FTF!

  15. WOW!! Those look yummy!!!
    I'm your latest follower! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  16. I always see recipes for ricotta cookies but never made them. Actually, I have some ricotta left over from this week, maybe I should experiment tomorrow? BTW- I always seem to forget at least one major ingredient for the week. Thanks for linking this up with Fat Camp Friday, hope to see you next week!

  17. These are really cute! Never thought making cookies with ricotta. Just visiting and saying happy Saturday from VoiceBok.
    Many blessings,
    Espanol para Ninos

  18. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  19. woohoo! i love these cookies, ill be making them for my hubby! Thank you! coming from voiceboks! XOXO

  20. love the color and i bet its delicious! keeping your recipe! visiting late from FTF, sorry! wishing you a great week.


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