Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I really love lemon cookies. You don’t usually see too many out there either and this recipe was too good not to include. I think most people may have these around Easter or springtime but who says you must have certain cookies certain times of the year? The cookie police? I don’t think so. These little delights are just so tasty and very addicting! I rationalize that cookies are better than cake because they are smaller. ūüôā This way I can eat more! These are also a sort of drop cookie so they are pretty simple. No cutting or pressing involved. They are also topped with a wonderful lemon glaze to make them even more enticing! Like I need an excuse as it is!

INGREDIENTS:

2¬Ĺ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 (15 oz) container whole milk ricotta cheese

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 lemon, zested (this is probably the hardest part of the recipe and it’s not even that hard!)

GLAZE:

1¬Ĺ cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 lemon, zested

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375¬ļF.

2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine the butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until mixed in. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat till combined and stir in the dry ingredients.

4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. (Trust me, using parchment paper will make your cookie experience so much better!) Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie) onto the baking sheets.

5. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly golden on edges. Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for about 20 minutes. (Don’t get anxious and try to take them off earlier! You’ll be sorry! :P)

6. GLAZE: Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about ¬Ĺ teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread it. Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours. NOW you can take them off the cookie sheets and pack them in decorative containers. Enjoy!

Makes about 44 cookies

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Christmas Baking Humor

Ok so it’s after midnight and I forgot to get the blog done for Monday. So now I am early for Tuesday! A friend just sent me this Holiday Cake recipe that I’ve gotten pretty much every year. I chuckled and then thought “Why don’t I put it on the blog as a nice stress reliever for the week!” So here it is. I know many of you have probably heard this but it’s a good one either way. And yes I know it’s straying from my cookie recipes but I promise to add one later today! ¬†Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups flour                                            1 stick butter
1 cup water                                            1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar                                            1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar                                 Lemon juice
4 large eggs
Nuts
2 bottles wine
2 cups dried fruit


DIRECTIONS:

Sample the wine to check quality.¬† Take a large bowl, check the wine again – to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.¬† Repeat.¬† Turn on the electric mixer.¬† Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.¬† Add one teaspoon of sugar.¬† Beat again.¬† At this point it is best to make sure the wine is still OK.¬† Try another cup ….. just in case.¬† Turn off the mixerer thingy.¬† Break 2 eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Pick the frigging fruit up off the floor.¬† Mix on the turner …. if the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver …. Sample the wine to check for tonsisticity.¬† Next sift two cups of salt …. or something.¬† Check the wine.¬† Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.¬† Add one table.¬† Add a spoon of sugar or some fink.¬† Whatever you can find.¬† Greash the oven.¬† Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.¬† Don’t forget¬†to beat off the turner.¬† Finally throw the bowl through the window.¬† Finish the wine and wipe the counter with the cat.¬† Go to¬†Walmart and buy a frigging cake.
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