Italian Christmas Cookies

A single batch of these mouthwatering cookies is never enough. Adding ricotta cheese to the batter makes the morsels extra moist.

Italian Christmas cookies
Italian Christmas Cookies
Italian Christmas Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8-1/2dozen 25minutes 10minutes per batch
Servings Prep Time
8-1/2dozen 25minutes
Cook Time
10minutes per batch
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in ricotta and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies and immediately decorate with sprinkles. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

2 each: 150 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fibre), 2g protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.