Monday, January 26, 2009


My cyber-friends, Lisa and Lana, co-host this blog carnival. A bunch of us get together and share kitchen, tips and product reviews. It is a lot of fun. I have gotten lots of great stuff from here. Click on the icon and it will take you to Lisa's sight.

Do these cookies look good? They are FABOO!!!

Do you like lemon? Then these are the cookies for you. There is one ingredient (that I was surprised to find) that adds NO flavor....just a tender crumb to the cookie. These aren't crumbly/crunchy cookies. These are moist and tender and PACKED with lemon flavor.

2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter (room temperature)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs (room temperature)
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
15 oz. regular ricotta cheese
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Cream together 2 cups sugar and butter.
Add eggs - 1 at a time.
Add the zest and juice (about 3 tbsp) of lemon to mixture. Stir in.
Blend in ricotta cheese.
Add flour mixture, about 1/3 at a time. Do not over mix.
Drop on parchment.
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. These cookies will brown slightly on bottom, but will be a nice lemon yellow. Do not overbake.
Cool completely.
Meanwhile, add zest and lemon juice of another lemon to the powdered sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Spoon a bit on each cookie. Leave cookies on a cooling rack for a bit to allow the icing to set.


Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Oh! Don't these look yummy!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Wow - these sound amazing!

Brenda said...

I think I would really enjoy these!

Anonymous said...

There used to be a deli that I got a cookie like this. I have tried many versions over years, but have never got it quite right. I can't wait to give these a try! I almost squealed when I saw the title of your post. As you know a good cookie is worth squealing! :)

Unknown said...

YUM! I think that you should mail out samples!!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh my goodness...those look delicious!! My mouth is watering just looking at the picture!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well, I don't know how these could be anything but GREAT!!! I am saving a link to this recipe!

Jamey said...

Yum they sound wonderful but I hate Ricotta chesse, can you taste that at all? I LOVE lemon!

Anonymous said...

MMMM, these look so good, I love the glaze.

Lana said...

Oh have mercy! These look so yummy! I love a good lemon cookie...heck I love a cookie!

Unknown said...

I just got a big huge thing of Ricotta cheese at the grocery store on Monday. Now I know why : ).

Theresa said...

Lemon is my FAVORITE anything! Thank you, thank you for this recipe. I will be making these this weekend! They look so yummy. I think the sugar free pudding I'm about to make is going to be a little lacking now!

Lynn said...

These look absolutely delicious. I've been on a lemon kick lately (lemon curd; gingerbread with lemon sauce) because the lemons on our tree are ripe and ready. Thanks for providing a great looking lemon cookie recipe for me to try :)

The Bray Family said...

Thanks for checking our blog out!! I love yours...this recipe sounds awesome. I just ordered some lemon cookies from the Girl Scouts but I am almost positive that these will be better ;)

Lynn said...

I had to tell you, I made these last week and love-love-LOVED them!! Do you mind if I post about it and link to you? They were absolutely wonderful. Thank you!!