Friday, March 25, 2011

I Heart Cooking Clubs : Arrivederci Giada ! Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze



This is the last week we, at I Heart Cooking Clubs, are cooking with Giada.
I didn't know anything about her if not what every italian knows about her grand parents.
And I must confess I was a bit suspicious about her cooking but I was proved wrong as I found most of Giada's recipe very good and interesting.
So to say good-bye and thank-you I chose these wonderful cookies rich with lemon !
I actually do not know why my cookies stayed round instead of looking like Giada's but as my usual problem is Spreading I won't complain !
Here is where I got the recipe.

RECIPE

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cookies:

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

In the large bowl combine the butter and the 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 incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie) onto the baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges. Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.

Glaze:

Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2-teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread. Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours. Pack the cookies into a decorative container.

4 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

A lot of people seemed to love this soft muffiny cookie. A great way to say goodbye!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I made these cookies a while back and really enjoyed how lemony and good they are. Great pick! I hope you enjoy cooking along with Jamie with us. ;-)

Gloria said...

Ciao Natalia , how are you, these cookies look amazing and delicious! huggs gloria

Meredith said...

I totally have to make these,I love lemon more and more every time I make a recipe with it.These cookies look tasty!