Soft Ricotta Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Happy Sunday!  This is the last week for my foodie project.  So sad for the project, but yay for me because I’m graduating on Saturday!
Do you love cookies? (yes!) Do you love cheese?  (yes!) Do you love them together? (ew!)…  I know, I know it sounds gross.  It’s like when people talk about pickle and peanut butter sandwiches (yes, this is a real thing that real people like.)  Apparently this is really yummy, however, I’ve never had it.  Cheese and cookies doesn’t SOUND good, but in reality, it can be delicious.  I found this recipe on Pinterest a while ago and have been saving it until the end.  The ricotta cheese has very little flavor, but mostly helps to keep the cookies soft and moist.  It’s almost like a cookie cupcake.  My husband just had one and walked away with a mouthful saying, “they’re good babe.”  So there ya have it!  It’s a winner!
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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caviar of one vanilla bean pod
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
GLAZE
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caviar of one vanilla bean pod

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed.
  3. Add Ricotta cheese and mix until smooth. Add vanilla extract and vanilla caviar and blend.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients on low speed until a dough is formed.
  6. Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Cookies will just be started to get golden around the bottom edges.
  7. Remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.
  8. Spoon glaze onto cookies and allow it to fully set before storing.
GLAZE
  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and vanilla caviar in a small bowl until smooth.
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