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Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Try the Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies the next time you host a party!. I promise you, your guests will love the texture and flavor of the Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies!
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (2 Sticks)
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Whole milk ricotta cheese 15 Ounce
  Lemon extract/1 teaspoon lemon and/or tangerine baking oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated meyer lemon zest 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon
  Confectioner's sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Meyer lemon juice 4 Tablespoon

Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine butter and sugar in bowl; cream together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, Ricotta, lemon extract (or baking oil), zest and juice; blend well.
Add 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt; blend to combine.
Add remaining flour in two parts, blending to combine between each, until a dough forms.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart on baking sheets (cookies will spread).
Bake until cookie edges are very light golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cookies rest on baking sheet for a few minutes and transfer to wire cooling rack.
While cookies cool, prepare glaze by creaming together butter and sugar.
Continue to mix, gradually adding juice until desired consistency.
Decorate cooled cookies, adding dragees or decorating sugar, if desired, before icing sets.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7315 Calories from Fat 2853

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 324 g499.2%

Saturated Fat 200.9 g1004.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1317.2 mg439.1%

Sodium 2882.8 mg120.1%

Total Carbohydrates 1029 g343%

Dietary Fiber 16 g64.1%

Sugars 753.4 g

Protein 97 g193.8%

Vitamin A 205.8% Vitamin C 173.7%

Calcium 152.6% Iron 108.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe