Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves44
  • DifficultyEasy

For the cookies

350g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
110g unsalted butter, softened
400g granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 (425g) container whole milk ricotta cheese
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

For the glaze

300g icing sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
1) Preheat the oven to 190°C / gas mark 5.

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

3) 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.

4) Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon the dough (about 2 tbsp 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.

5) For the glaze: Combine the icing sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2-tsp 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.

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