Christmas Cookies – Italian Ricotta

Merry Christmas!

Let's Eat!

One of the most memorable traditions in my house growing up is the cookies that my mother made every year. She started weeks ahead of Christmas day and baked hundreds of cookies of many varieties. When I got married my wife continued the same tradition and does most of the same recipes she got from my mother. We give them as gifts to our friends and neighbors but we all get our fair share!

This is just one of the recipes, but it’s my favorite!

Italian Ricotta Chritsmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Colored sprinkles

Italian Ricotta Christmas Cookies:

In a bowl, cream…

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