Ricotta Cheese Sugar Cookies
1 Cup softened butter
2 Cups sugar
1 large container full-fat ricotta cheese
3 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp grated lemon zest
4 Cups flour
For the Glaze:
1 Cup powdered sugar
2 -4 T milk
2 drops almond extract (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cookie ingredients to form a sticky dough.
2. Drop by teaspoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until the bottoms turn golden brown (the tops will stay white). Transfer to wire racks to cool.
3. To make the glaze, stir milk a few drops at a time, along with the almond extract (if desired), into the powdered sugar in a saucepan. Stir over low heat to create a glaze.
4. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with sprinkles. Makes 3 -4 dozen cookies.