Orange Ricotta Cookies Recipe

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Orange Ricotta Cookies Recipe
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
444
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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
50g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
72g
24%
Vitamin A
130µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
131mg
13%
Fiber
1g
3.9%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
6%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
14mg
3%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.3%
Phosphorus
154mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
126mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.8%
Sodium
273mg
11%
Sugars, added
48g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.3%

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