Sunday, May 9, 2010

Attempt One: Ricotta Cookies

i am biased
but i truly believe anyone who marries an italian has it a bit harder
italians love their food
and marrying an italian who went to culinary school
i am screwed

i love italian food
i use to eat spaghetti sauce from a jar
and think it was good
now i can only eat homemade gravy

i have been dyng to try some italian cookies
when i found a recipe for ricotta cookies in family circle
i had to try

i am still looking for more italian cookies
please send me links
& family recipes

i'd love to try another variation of the ricotta cookie
but here is the ricotta cookie i used today:

2 1/4cups flour
1tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking powder
1/8tsp baking soda
(mix four dry ingredients)

1/2cup butter
1cup granulated sugar
(cream butter & sugar)

1cup ricotta
1teaspoon vanilla
(add to butter & sugar)

slowly add dry mix to butter & sugar
drop in rounded teaspons
on greased baking sheets
bake for 14min at 350

cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes
transfer to wire racks

mix two cups confectioners sugar with 3 tablespoons milk
dip cooled cookies into glaze


  1. my grandma falletti makes the BEST italian cookies.. I'll get the recipe and pass it along. It's those white snowball looking ones- but hers have more almond flavor than most.