1/2 lb. butter
2 c. sugar
15 oz. or 1lb. Ricotta Cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
Zest of one orange
4 1/2 c. flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add sugar and continue creaming.
Add eggs and Ricotta and vanilla and orange zest; beat well.
Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt.
Add to batter and mix well.
Drop the dough by tablespoon on ungreased baking sheet. (use a cookie dough scoop for easy scooping and dropping of dough) (dough will be very sticky)
Bake in a 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Yields 6 dozen cookies.
2 c. confectionery sugar
1/4 c. butter
3 tbsp. fresh orange juice (use the orange that was zested)
Combine the first three ingredients and mix well.
Frost top of cookies then dust with sprinkles.
This amount of frosting was enough for about 4 dozen cookies. Double the frosting recipe if you plan to frost all the cookies.