Ricotta Cheese Cookies

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  • Hello I Heart Naptime Readers! I’m Heidi from Honeybear Lane and I’m so excited to be sharing a yummy cookie recipe with you today – one that is easy, delicious, and impressive!

    These cookies are awesome. Like the cousin to the sugar cookie, they are huge, puffy and soft, and have a hint of tartness. My cousin shared this recipe with me this year and I instantly wanted it. They are unique but super tasty.

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    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First you mix the wet ingredients – butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and ricotta cheese. It starts to smell like you’re making chocolate chip cookies! Then you mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) in a separate bowl and then mix them together. It smells so great…

    Ricotta Cheese Cookies - easy, soft, and delicious! on iheartnaptime.com

    After you’ve mixed up this simple dough, you will take a larg-ish spoon and drop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet. But it’s a little sticky so I actually pushed the dough off with my finger. You get the hang of it. I did pretty large drops of dough because I wanted big cookies.

    Ricotta Cheese Cookies - easy, soft, and delicious! on iheartnaptime.com

    Bake for 10 minutes until the bottoms get brown. It will seem a little doughy in the middle at first but it sets up after it cools. And wait until they are completely cool to add the frosting. And don’t taste a cookie and decide it’s no good–they are a bit bland but the frosting changes everything! It’s basically a vehicle for awesome frosting.

    Ricotta Cheese Cookies - easy, soft, and delicious! on iheartnaptime.com

    Whip up the frosting with softened cream cheese, softened butter, almond extract, and powdered sugar. The frosting will be thick. Then spread with a knife over a cooled cookie and enjoy!

    Ricotta Cheese Cookies - easy, soft, and delicious! on iheartnaptime.com

    We love these cookies for big family dinners–they are big enough that one is the perfect serving size!

    Ricotta Cheese Cookies - easy, soft, and delicious! on iheartnaptime.com

    While you’re enjoying that mighty tasty treat, please come visit me on my site – Honeybear Lane! You might know me from my puff quilts, but I love everything creative–especially DIY and woodworking.

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    -Heidi

    Huge THANKS to Heide for sharing this yummy recipe during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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    Ricotta Cheese Cookies

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Ricotta Cheese Cookies
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 319kcal
    Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor
    These cookies are awesome. Like the cousin to the sugar cookie, they are huge, puffy and soft, and have a hint of tartness. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup butter softened
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 15 ounces 15-ounce container Ricotta cheese

    In a separate bowl mix:

    • 4 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Frosting:

    • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 cup butter softened
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1-2 cups powdered sugar

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First you mix the wet ingredients – butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and ricotta cheese.
    • Then you mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) in a separate bowl and then mix them together.
    • After you’ve mixed up this simple dough, you will take a larg-ish spoon and drop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
    • Bake for 10 minutes until the bottoms get brown.
    • Whip up the frosting with softened cream cheese, softened butter, almond extract, and powdered sugar.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 10.5% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 6.7%
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