Orange Ricotta Cookies

These Orange Ricotta Cookies will be your new favorite cookie, they are wonderfully delicious!

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

15 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. orange extract

zest of one orange

4 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar

4-5 Tbsp. orange juice

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2-3 drops orange extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed.

Add ricotta cheese and mix until smooth. Add vanilla, orange extracts and add orange zest. Blend well.

In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredients on low speed until a dough is formed.

Drop the dough by tablespoons onto a baking sheet.

Bake 11-12 minutes or cookies are starting to get golden around the bottom edges.

Remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.

Mix glaze ingredients and spoon onto cookies. Allow the glaze to fully set before storing.

Makes about 5 dozen

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