Almond Glazed Ricotta Cookies

    These Italian cookies are buttery, rich, delicate and light. They are made with butter, sugar, eggs, ricotta cheese, vanilla and flour. The almond flavoured sugar glaze is the icing on the cookie! Enjoy for general snacking, afternoon tea, elevenses or dessert. They also make the perfect food gift.

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    Makes: 8 dozen

    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 425g ricotta cheese
    • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 5 tablespoons milk
    • 180g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 4 tablespoons coloured sugar sprinkles

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, sugar, eggs, ricotta cheese and vanilla extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda; blend into the creamed mixture, mixing in additional flour as necessary to form a workable dough. Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls and arrange on an ungreased baking tray.
    3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
    4. In a medium bowl, beat milk, icing sugar and almond extract until smooth. Spoon over warm cookies and sprinkle with coloured sugar sprinkles.

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