12.23.2007

Mmm Cheesy Cookies

The good Lord passed down from heaven a morsel of tasty goodness that is the Italian cookie. Combining two of my favorite food groups - cookies and cheese - with a shitload of sugar? Well how could that possibly go wrong. In my family we make these for Christmas but they're also popular around Easter time.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
For the cookie:
1 cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 tsp. anise
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Combine these ingredients, bake from 10-12 minutes until golden brown and then let them cool.
For the frosting:
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3-4 tbsp. milk
3-4 cups confectioners sugar
When the cookies have cooled and you've gotten your frosting to a nice spreadable texture, throw the 2 together and decorate with sugar crystals or sprinkles. This recipe makes a whole lotta cookies that are divinely rich and indulgent.
Enjoy!

2 comments:

exile said...

makes me want to snack on your cookies all the more, hehehe

Gledwood said...

Sounds rather yummy

;-O