Recipe by Montana Heart Song
This recipe contains the grated rind of one orange. Almost 6 dozen cookies. The frosting has orange juice instead of milk. Place cooled cookies in glass jars with lids and freeze. Perfect for gift giving. I save pickle jars for filling.
Top Review by JennH8603
My mother-in-law recently mentioned how much she loved ricotta cookies so I decided I wanted to surprise her and make some. I came across this recipe, got all the ingredients, and made these ricotta cookies for my mother-in-law. She LOVED them! She said they were even better than the family recipe she had been eating for years. <br/><br/>Not only did she love them but everyone else did too! They were fabulous! I would give this recipe more stars if I could. Easy to make and easy to eat, this recipe is a must-have in my recipe box. Thank you for sharing it! <br/><br/>Note: I guess I made my cookies smaller than the recipe called for so I got 121 ricotta cookies! Perfect for a Christmas party, or any other type of get-together! I plan on making these next week for my family's Christmas party - I think I'll top them with red and green sprinkles for a holiday touch! Thanks again! <br/><br/>I would highly recommend these to anybody!
- 1⁄2 lb butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 lb ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 orange, zest of
- 4 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Cream butter and sugar and salt.
- Add eggs and ricotta cheese, vanilla and grated orange rind.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda together in another bowl.
- Add to batter in three additions.
- Preheat oven 350*.
- Drop by teaspoon of dough on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 minutes until edges lightly browned.
- Cool on racks.
- Mix frosting ingredients. Spread on cool cookies.