Ricotta Drops (Nick Malgieri)

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READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 75 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cover 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment or foil.
  • Set oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat oven to 325°.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda; stir to mix.
  • In the bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until combined; then beat in the vanilla, lemon zest, and orange zest.
  • Beat in the ricotta and continue beating until the mixture is smooth.
  • Beat in the egg, then the yolks, one at a time, beating smooth after each addition.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and using a large rubber spatula, stir in the dry ingredients.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2-3 inches apart on the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies spread and become firm.
  • They should remain very pale and only color a little on the bottom.
  • Slide the papers off the pans onto racks.
  • After the cookies have cooled, detach them from the paper and store them between layers of parchment or waxed paper in a tin or plastic container with tight-fitting lid.
  • Just before serving, dust lightly with powdered sugar.
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