Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Ricotta Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Ricotta Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hans100

Makes 29 servings



Giada Di Laurentis's recipe, with lighter substitutes

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Ricotta Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tbsp margarine
1 cup Splenda for baking
2 eggs
15 ounces part skim ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup water

Recipe Directions for Lemon Ricotta Cookies

  1. Directions

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  3. Cookies:

  4. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  5. 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.

  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons 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.

  7. Glaze:

  8. Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2-teaspoon 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.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 47.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.6g
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Sodium
132mg
5%
Potassium
58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
18.1g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
8.8g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
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