Friday, July 31, 2009
Lemon Ricotta Cookies...Cookie Carnival...
Thanks Kate for hosting another fun cookie carnival this month. This months recipe was Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze. The recipe is courtesy of Giada De Laurentis and can be found HERE.
I was excited to try a recipe that not only contained lemon but also ricotta. The cookie is easy to prepare and yields about 5 dozen cookies. The batter is very light and fluffy. I could not resist tasting the batter as it tasted like ricotta cheese and I love ricotta cheese. I was a bit disappointed that I could not taste the ricotta or the lemon in the baked cookie. Eating these plain I found they lacked flavor, but once the glaze was in place the cookie begin to shape up a little bit. I had to double the icing recipe as the amount of glaze called for in the original recipe only glazed half the amount of cookies. The glaze was extremely strong and I would recommend reducing the amount of lemon juice. I added some colorful sprinkles as the cookies are a little drab in appearance. Would I make them again? I think they would be OK in the summer if you were looking for a light madeleine like texture lemon cookie but in general these fell short of my expectations.