Sweet Possibilities

Baked Goods made from the Heart

Lemon Love 💛

When life gives you lemons...bake something Sweet! 

 

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Spring means lemons!!! This is the time of the year that my taste buds yearn for this light, citrusy fruit.  Ever since a friend of mine mention lemon ricotta cookies, I have been obsessed with making these zesty treats.   These cookies scream Spring and are simple to make.

Here is what you need:

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 lemons, zest the lemons
  • 2  1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 container of whole milk ricotta cheese (15 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zest the lemon

For the Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest. Mix with your fingertips until the sugar is fragrant. Set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In the large bowl combine the butter and lemon sugar. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until they are fully incorporated.
  6. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon extract and lemon juice and mix until incorporated.
  7. Stir in the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  8. Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie) onto prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges.
  10. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 20 minutes.
  11. Once all the cookies are cool, prepare the lemon glaze.


For the Glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest and whisk until smooth.
  2. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze.
  3. Place cookies on a wire baking rack or wax paper and allow the glaze to harden before serving.
  4. Enjoy😀

Simply Delicious!  

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Leave me a comment below or tag me on Instagram if you make these cookies @sweetpossibilities2016