Ricotta Cookies

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These are a staple cookie at our house and especially during the Holidays.  Ricotta cheese makes these cookies moist and delicious!!

They are simple to make and you can frost them with cream cheese frosting (recipe at bottom) or leave them plain as the tween queen in our house requests.  They are perfectly delicious either way!

I like to separate the batter at Christmas and make red and green colors as they make your cookie tray very pretty.

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Here is the fast and easy recipe:

Ricotta Cheese Cookies

INGREDIENTS

2 sticks butter (1 cup) softened

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 lb (16 oz container) ricotta cheese

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

4 cups flour

Food coloring if making different colors

TO DO:

Beat butter and sugar until creamy (about 3 minutes)

Add eggs 1 at a time

Add vanilla, ricotta cheese, salt, baking soda, baking powder until incorporated

Add flour slowly and combine all

**IF MAKING DIFFERENT COLORS ADD FOOD COLORING HERE

Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet (or you can use parchment paper or silpat mat)

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

Frost with Cream cheese frosting (homemade or store bought works great)

**These cookies freeze well also. Separate layers with wax paper**

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

1 8oz brick cream cheese softened

1 stick of unsalted butter (1/2 cup) softened and cut into pieces

1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream the butter and cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth

Add the vanilla and mix well

Slowly add the sugar until well combines

(store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks)

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