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Orange Ricotta Cookies with Maple Glaze - cake like cookies with creamy ricotta and hint of orange. Drizzled with luscious maple glaze | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

Orange Ricotta Cookies with Maple Glaze

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 32 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Cake like super soft Italian-inspired cookies with creamy ricotta and a hint of orange. Drizzled with irresistible maple glaze.


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (15 oz.) container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice (approx from 1 medium orange)
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, plus extra for garnish

Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large clean bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, orange juice, and orange zest. Beat to combine. With a wooden spoon, gradually stir in the dry ingredients. Do not overmix!
  4. Spoon the dough by a heaping tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes on the middle rack, until slightly golden at the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
  7. Drizzle with Maple Glaze. Garnish with orange zest.

Maple Glaze

  1. Stir together melted butter, syrup, and cream. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.

Notes

  • Storing Cookies: Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • cookie recipe lightly adapted from the Food Network

Keywords: italian cookies, ricotta cookies