Orange Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Orange Ricotta Cookies Recipe
By
Staff Writer
Orange Ricotta Cookies
Deb Spadafora

Orange Ricotta Cookies

Try these delectable ricotta cookies topped with orange glaze. You won’t be able to eat just one.

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12
Servings
509
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the glaze

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice

For the cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups ricotta
  • 4 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange

Directions

For the glaze

Combine the powdered sugar and orange juice in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

For the cookies

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until these ingredients are combined. Set aside.

In another medium-sized bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time until well mixed. Add the ricotta, orange juice, and orange zest. Beat to mix.

Stir in the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture and mix well. Spoon the dough (about 1 tablespoon per cookie) onto the cookie sheet. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Spoon about ½ teaspoon of the glaze onto each cookie and allow the glaze to harden, about 5-10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
37µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
113mg
11%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
139mg
20%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
337mg
22%
Water
54g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.