Orange Ricotta Cookies

delicious cookies for Thanksgiving
Delicious cookies for Thanksgiving
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Ingredients

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For cookies:
2¼ cups All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
Kosher Salt a pinch
1 cup Sugar
½ cup (1 stick) Unsalted butter softened to room temperature
2 Eggs
8 oz Ricotta cheese fresh whole-milk ricotta (drain any excess liquid, if necessary)
½ tsp Vanilla extract
of 1 large orange (about 2 tsp) Orange zest
For glaze:
¼ cup Orange juice
1 tsp Orange zest
2½ - 3 cups Powdered sugar sifted

Nutritional information

158
Calories
2.7g
Fat
14mg
Cholesterol
21mg
Sodium
39.4g
Carbohydrate
1.9g
Protein
Ingredients
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Orange Ricotta Cookies

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These Orange Ricotta Cookies are a fantastic Italian dessert to make for Thanksgiving this year. These are a perfect after dinner treat to enjoy with coffee. I don’t know how people can eat rich and creamy desserts after a large meal, I’m always too full after Thanksgiving dinner to eat anything other than one of these light and fluffy cookies.

To make this Italian ricotta cookies recipe, start by making a ricotta cookie dough. Make an orange flavored glaze and dip the cookies in it. Leave to set on a wire rack before enjoying with a strong coffee.

To make Orange Ricotta Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Orange Ricotta Cookies

1
Done
2

Heat oven and prepare 2 cookie sheets

Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2
Done
1

Sift dry ingredients

Sift 2¼ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of kosher salt together into a large bowl and set aside.

3
Done
5

Cream butter and sugar

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream 1 cup of sugar and ½ a cup of softened butter until light and fluffy.

4
Done
3

Add eggs

Add one of the eggs to the mixing bowl and mix well before adding the second egg, and mix well again.

5
Done
3

Add ricotta, vanilla and orange zest

Add 8 ounces of ricotta, ½ teaspoon of vanilla and the zest of one large orange and mix to combine.

6
Done
3

Incorporate flour mixture

Add the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined. Do not over mix.

7
Done
15

Place dough on baking sheets

Drop tablespoons of dough to the baking sheet two inches apart.

8
Done
20

Bake cookies

Bake the cookies in the oven for 20-22 minutes, until puffy and light golden.

9
Done
20

Cool

Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

10
Done
3

Make glaze

Whisk 2½ cups of powdered sugar with ¼ cup of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of orange zest. Stir to make a smooth glaze. Add more powdered sugar if the glaze isn’t thick enough to coat the cookies when dipped.

11
Done
10

Dip cookies in glaze

Dip the top of the cookies in the glaze and immediately turn them back over. Place on the glazed cookies on a wire rack to dry.

12
Done
2h

Serve

Leave the cookie glaze to dry for about 2 hours until completely set before serving.

These Orange Ricotta Cookies are a delicious Italian cookie recipe for Thanksgiving. Come back and leave a comment below if you make these!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 1
Athina

These look amazing! I want to make it for the Holiday. Thanks!

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