Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe

Published December 23, 2012 by thepinkgourmet

These are one of my favorite cookies to make for the Holiday!  Ricotta cheese is a nice addition to these cookies.  They are a very moist cookie.  You can either frost or not frost them, they are great both ways.  They are also very easy to make and make a lot of cookies, which make a good recipe to take to a Holiday Party or to a cookie exchange.  I bet if you try these they will become one of your favorites.

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Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.
  •    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.
  •    In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies and immediately decorate with sprinkles. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-1/2 dozen.

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Put your softened butter and sugar into a large bowl.

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Cream well!

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Add eggs one at a time.

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Beat well after each addition.

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Next add your ricotta cheese and vanilla.

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It should look like this after you beat it. It will be really fluffy at this time.

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Slowly add in your flour, baking soda, salt, and I also add a teaspoon of baking powder.

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Mix until the flour is well incorporated.

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Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased or parchment lined baking sheets.

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Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until light brown.

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While cookies are cooling make the frosting.  Put all ingredients for the frosting into a bowl and mix until smooth.  You may have to adjust the powdered sugar and milk to get it just right.

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If you like you can add food coloring to the frosting.

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I did add food coloring to my frosting.  I think it makes the cookies look beautiful!  I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do.

I give this recipe plus out of 4……

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