Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ricotta Cheese Cookies


I had some leftover ricotta cheese from our 
Christmas lasagna supper 
and I wanted to use the rest of the container.  
Part of living simply is using what you have.
I found this eggless recipe here.

I remember my mom making cookies with ricotta cheese when I was small.  
My mom was the best cook!  
She could make anything taste amazing!

These turned out delightfully light.  I guess when you use a cup of butter, they're bound to be yummy!  Several neighbors were happy to be part 
of my taste-testing crew. 
I've decided that these will be part 
of our Christmas tradition from now on.   
Hope you enjoy them soon!

Ricotta Cheese Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (15 ounce) container of ricotta cheese
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix all of the cookie ingredients well until the dough sticks together into a big ball.
It will be sticky.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on an ungreased cookie pan.
Bake 10 minutes or until the bottoms turn golden brown.
Let cool for 1 minute and then transfer to cool completely.

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  1. It's an intriguing recipe for sure. I wonder how a savory one would turn out. It seems like a recipe you could do a lot with.

  2. Hi Daisy...I would never have thought of using ricotta cheese in cookies, but they look delicious. I need to get better at not letting food in my fridge go to waste. Very clever of you to seek out a recipe for what you have. I usually end up composting the leftovers that never got least they don't go totally to waste. Wishing you and your family a "joyous" new year.

  3. NotSoAngryRedhead-You're far more adventurous than me, I just followed the recipe!

    Susan-Happy New Year to you too.
    It must be an Italian thing with the Ricotta.
    Composting is a wonderful way to give back to the Earth!

  4. Inspirational! I would not have thought about looking for a recipe to use up a single ingredient, but that is so smart. Especially since I'm in a Waste No Food Challenge.


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