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.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. They are very pretty cookies.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  3. I have never had a cookie with ricotta cheese in it. Yours look really good, of course I haven't had any refined sugar since June.. I am trying to eat sensibly to get rid of my acid reflux.

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  4. Now this is an interesting combination of ingredients. Ricotta cheese is just ok as far as I'm concerned. However, I am on day 7 of my diet and all cookies look good to me.

    So how will you tweek these to have a bigger punch of flavor on your next batch?

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  5. Ricotta cheese and lemon.....sounds very good. Your picture tells it all. I copied the recipe and will try soon. I love Giada:)

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  6. Every thing you bake or cook just looks fabulous. Makes me hungry!

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  7. I hate recipes that don't come out just right... not enough glaze is a real bummer. What's this I see on your side bar... a birthday? Hope you had a happy one. And did you get Richard as a present? The guy who remodeled my kitchen looks a little like him, but I didn't think he was cute at all after he kept me without a kitchen sink for four months!

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  8. Joyce,
    I am happy to hear you hardly ever have reflux anymore. I have been on a strict diet for quite awhile and can't figure out why I am healing so slowly because I am not cheating. I think it might be the city water... When I was in Las Vegas for 3 months, I felt great. We came back home in April and within a couple of weeks, I was sick again. It took me awhile to figure out it might be the water but I finially went off of it 2 days ago and am drinking bottled water like I was in Vegas. I have been feeling much better, but...we will see what happens. I want to eat cookies and candy and bread and anything else I can shove in my mouth. I would just love to have a glass of wine....oh well, maybe one of these days..

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  9. I made my cookies and didn't get any pictures of them before they were gone. I skipped the glaze and loved them plain. Love the sprinkles on yours!

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