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…

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Ingredients:

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

In a separate bowl mix:

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

Frosting:

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

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.

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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Check out some of my most favorite projects lately…

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What are some of your favorite projects or projects you want to try? Come visit and tell me all about them!

-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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  1. Paige posted on July 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm (#
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    These cookies look amazing! Need them in my life right now!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Michelle posted on July 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to try these puffy cookies! :)

  3. Crystal posted on July 25, 2015 at 11:52 am (#
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    These look so delicious!! I love ricotta cheese so I can’t wait to make these. Thanks for the great recipe!!