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Ricotta cookies

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  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

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The Italian ricotta cookies are sturdy on the outside, soft on the inside. They are best served with colorful sprinkles. Think of them as little bites of cakes that will perfectly melt into your mouth once you toss them in. The best part is that the dough becomes ready very easily and bakes perfectly in the oven. Although there are more calories inside the ricotta cookies, the ricotta cheese is responsible for giving them a thick, sturdy texture which is absolutely beautiful to look at.

Health benefits

Although cookies are one of life’s guilty pleasure, they aren’t all that bad when it comes to calories, carbohydrates and essential nutrients. There are plenty of health benefits in those delicious ricotta cookies, these include just about enough calories for the normal metabolic activity of the human body.

Cookies also have a very high content of proteins in them, and come without the risk of diabetes and obesity.

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How to Make Ricotta cookies

  • Preheat the oven to about 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium sized bowl, pour butter, eggs, ricotta cheese, vanilla extract and sugar and stir them together until they form a thick, creamy mixture.
  • Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Blend them into the creamy mixture.
  • Roll the resulting dough into teaspoon sized balls.
  • Spread the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the teaspoon sized balls for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove them once they are lightly browned.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together milk, powdered sugar and almond extract until you see a smooth texture. Spoon this mixture over the warm cookies and spread candy sprinkles on them.

Trivia

  • Cookies became a part of main staple in all levels of society throughout Europe. This includes the royalty all the way to the common street vendors, they were enjoyed by all walks of life.
  • Cookies were brought into the US by the Dutch in the late 1620s.

Cookie is derived from the word ‘koekje’, which means ‘small or little cake’.

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