Frosted Ricotta Cookies {Recipe}

For our Heart's Night last week, I baked a family favorite:: Frosted Ricotta Cookies. A friend shared this recipe with me over ten years ago after our church bake sale and we make them a few times a year changing the frosting color for the occasion at hand; this time, pink, for our Heart's celebration.

I used my fingers to shape the cookies into HEARTS. 

I used my fingers to shape the cookies into HEARTS. 

These cookies come together Incredibly fast and are so moist and delicious, we always double the recipe (wink)!

Frosted Ricotta Cookies

1/2 C Butter
1/4 C Ricotta Cheese
1 tsp Vanilla
1 C Sugar
1 Egg
2 C Flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

::Blend the butter and ricotta cheese in mixer on low. Add vanilla and mix. Add sugar and egg; mix gradually. Add dry ingredients slowly. Make small balls of dough and place on baking sheet & flatten {or use fingers to flatten and shape into a heart}. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Watch closely; they bake quickly.

Once they have cooled, slather with the deeelish frosting: Sprinkles are optional {but add some cuteness, don't you think??}.

1 C Powdered Sugar
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Milk
Dab of Butter (@ 1 Tbsp) 
A couple drops of food coloring if desired

Beware: once these are made, your family will hound you to make them repeatedly! Good News: if you make a double batch, you can share your love of sugar-joy with some friends or neighbors as a Simple Surprise.

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Pop a Ricotta cookie in a sweet kraft bag with a crocheted heart or sticker + twine, then drop off to someone in need of a little lift. This is a simple way to bless someone's socks off!

Happy Humpday, Dears!

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