Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Recipe by skat5762
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and margarine or butter until blended.
  • Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • At medium speed, beat in ricotta, vanilla, and eggs until well combined.
  • Reduce speed to low.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt; beat until dough forms.
  • Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart,onto ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft).
  • With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • When cookies are cool, prepare icing: In small bowl, stir confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth.
  • With small metal spatula or knife, spread icing on cookies; sprinkle with red or green sugar crystals.
  • Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely, about 1 hour.