Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ricotta Cookies

If you thought that ricotta cheese was only for lasagna and filling ravioli I have some news for you. Ricotta makes one great cookie! When I first saw the recipe I was won over - I love ricotta and cakey cookies. I was also intrigued. What would these cookies taste like?

After mixing up the batter (which came together beautifully) the dough was soft but droppable. The cookies came out fluffy and mild tasting. The ricotta was not discernible (to me anyways) but they were delicious. I suppose you could add a little lemon zest to give them some extra flavour but I liked them as they were. Once I added the colourful cream cheese icing they were even better. The sweet tang complemented the cookie beautifully.

So bake yourself a little happiness. Spring is here, albeit with some snow, the bulbs are popping up and a long weekend is around the corner. All good things in my book!

Recipe: Ricotta Cookies


Vashti said...

They look yummy! I wish we had snow for Easter! Its going to be in the 90's today....yuck!

Rosemary said...

What a nice cookie for Easter , love the soft colours..Will be trying these. Happy Easter!

Jennifer said...

I've not had ricotta in cookies before, yet used in many other baked goods. I will have to try!! I love the pastel icing, perfect for this season. Happy Easter :)

Anonymous said...

I made these for work; they were a big hit. Thanks so much for the recipe!