Creative Cookie Exchange: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Crazy, I know.. but actually, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls are all baked goods and really don’t vary that much from cake and cookies. Around here, any leftover baked good is typically a good option for breakfast!

This cookie has another story though. I come from a very Italian family, and we’re just a tad protective of our family recipes. This one comes from a book published by our family a long time ago- and many of the contributors have passed away. This book is a wonderful legacy in our family and heavily relied on to “pass the recipes on” to the next generations.

Lemon Ricotta pancakes were always a special treat for breakfast- sometimes out in a restaurant, once in a while at home. These cookies funnel that flavor profile (and if you haven’t had ricotta pancakes, ooooh are you missing out!, and make a great, slightly sweet breakfast cookie.

They may not look like much, but don’t let that deceive you! These are fluffy cookies that are moist with a hint of lemon. And always a huge hit anytime I take them anywhere!

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies
From the kitchen of Rose LaMacchia

2 Sticks of Butter
1 Cup of Sugar
2 Eggs
8 oz. Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Tsp Lemon Extract
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Cups of Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs until fluffy. Add ricotta, vanilla and mix well. Add all dry ingredients and mix until combined. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit 10-15 minutes until bottoms are brown.
Optional: Ice with a mixture of confectioners sugar, milk, and flavoring.


Remember as a kid asking if you could have cookies for breakfast? Well the Creative Cookie Exchange is giving you permission to go ahead and indulge in a cookie or two to get your day started. Whether you are looking for a cookie that can be dunked, a cookie a little more on the healthy side, or like the cookie monster you just want cookies we have you covered.

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

If you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

 

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