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Ricotta Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze #SundaySupper

At long last, the Holiday Cookie season is upon us. I love this time of year. The memories that I share with family of my childhood holidays to the memories that I am creating with my own little family are things to be treasured. Holiday cookies and other baked goodies represent to me, a gift to give to family, friends and to neighbors made with love and given with well wishes for Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. They can be simple or intricately decorated and designed. The decorating can be done alone or with the kids. Who doesn’t like to receive cookies? What is not to love about festive Holiday Cookies or just cookies in general? There are some great recipes to be found on Twitter’s #SundaySupper.

This weekend, for #SundaySupper , I am sharing my late Grandmother’s recipe. These cookies are like an Italian version of a sugar cookie. The dough is a bit gooey, cake batter like, and not easily rolled out so it would not work well with cookie cutters. Don’t let that stop you from trying them though. They are fluffy pillows of goodness. Traditionally they are iced with lemon icing, however, I am not a huge lemon icing fan so I top mine with white chocolate. Not too sweet, but a nice compliment to the fluffy buttery cookie.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 15oz of Ricotta cheese, I prefer whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. I use my own extract made with bourbon and vanilla beans
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of light brown sugar
  • 4 cups of flour…I use cake flour but you can use all purpose

Glaze:

  • 1 pound of White Chocolate Chips for melting
  • 1 tablespoon of powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil… you can add more if your chocolate is too thick

Preheat your oven to 350F. Then in your mixer, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar. Once that is incorporated add in the eggs and extract. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix them together. I then add the dry to the wet 1 cup at a time. This will be a thick but sticky batter. On a cookie sheet, scoop out dough. I use an ice-cream scooper, so the balls look roughly golf ball size. These do not spread much as they bake. The cookies bake for 10 to 13 minutes. When the edges start to brown, they are done. The cookie has a light all around color so it should not brown all over. Then it is the hard part, waiting for them to cool so you can frost them.

To make the white chocolate glaze, I melt white chocolate chips then, mix in powder sugar and coconut oil. Mix that well and drizzle over the top of the cookies or dunk them in it. Sprinkle with almonds or maybe colorful sprinkles for the happy little kid in all of us.

These cookies are pretty versatile and can be adapted as your own. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations with toppings. I also like to add in orange zest to the batter and then top with dark chocolate drizzle. Ricotta cheese in a cookie…who knew it would be so good?

Enjoy :)

Don’t forget to check out the Cookies that the #SundaySupper team has put together. They are wonderful! I have no idea how I am going to bake them all in the next few weeks. This is seriously hurting my future New Year’s Resolution to work out more and eat healthy ; )

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About Shannon

My name is Shannon and I am married and the mother of 2 boys. This is my journey and musings as a self proclaimed County Girl, living in town, or rather in the village. I try to live simple, with my motto as Back to Basics. Enjoy life and the little important things that make it worthwhile. Welcome to my world : )

52 thoughts on “Ricotta Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze #SundaySupper

  1. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    I love this time of year too – I turn into a big kid again around Christmas time. I love that you used your grandmother’s recipe, I’m sure you have so many wonderful memories of growing up eating these. They look delicious, especially with that chocolate drizzle and the chopped nuts.

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  2. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog

    Thank you all for checking out my Grandma’s recipe!! My brother just stopped by to swipe some. When I first made these, my husband, said “Ricotta? Dont you use that in your lasagna?” lol But, even the picky eater that he is, is now a ricotta cookie fan.

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  3. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog

    Thank you all for checking out my Grandma’s recipe!! My brother just stopped by to swipe some. When I first made these, my husband, said “Ricotta? Dont you use that in your lasagna?” lol But, even the picky eater that he is, is now a ricotta cookie fan.

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  4. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog

    These cookies I topped with a white chocolate glaze. On some of them I sprinkled slivered almonds. Im a sucker for nuts in cookies. The cookie itself is like a buttery vanilla cookie, soft, so they are good topped with just about any combination that you can think of. I have topped them with cream cheese frosting, dark chocolate, sprinkles lol lots of things.

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  5. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog

    These cookies I topped with a white chocolate glaze. On some of them I sprinkled slivered almonds. Im a sucker for nuts in cookies. The cookie itself is like a buttery vanilla cookie, soft, so they are good topped with just about any combination that you can think of. I have topped them with cream cheese frosting, dark chocolate, sprinkles lol lots of things.

    Reply

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