Monday, January 26, 2009

Lemon Cookie Madness!

What to do on a REALLY cold weekend?? Make cookies, of course!! (Now where is that New Year's resolution of will power?) These are by Giada, so I am not claiming them for myself...but they are excellent and I have eaten way too many today! Make them and your family will be very happy! They have an unusual ingredient-ricotta cheese!

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze---------350 degree oven

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 stick butter
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
3 tbs lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.

In large bowl combine butter and sugar--beat until light and fluffy about 3 mins.

Add the eggs, one at a time. Add ricotta cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest. Beat to combine. Stir in dry ingredients by hand.
(My youngest daughter zesting below!)Spoon 2 tbs dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
When cooled make icing: 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tbs lemon juice, 1 lemon zested in small bowl. Stir by hand until smooth, dip in cookies...

Try to keep them away from family but do not count on it! I made these this morning and thank goodness there is a picture--because they are GONE! Sorry I couldn't save you one!


Mary said...

Hi Tara,
I have thought about trying these... I love Giada's recipes. They look wonderful!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love lemon! These sound wonerful, thank you for the recipe.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Tara!

I can almost smell these cookies --yum! I love lemons!

Your daughter looks so sweet playing the piano in the post below -- congratulate her for me!

Have a good week!

{{{{HUGS}}}}} Pat

Kathleen Grace said...

These look delicious!

Firefly Hill said...

I love lemony cookies...I will have to try these! Thanks Tara!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These look sinfully good!


Sheila :-)

Cori G. said...

Oh yummy yummy yum! But you didn't save one for me...wah! Guess I'll have to make my own and I'll definitely save one for you! Although by the time it gets to your house it will be stale so maybe I'll just eat it in honor of you :).

I have been thinking about you Tara and keep intending to email. Until I do, know that you're in my prayers. I'll try this week.

xo Cori

M.Kate said...

oh..yummy!! and I thought you'll keep me some..maybe next time :D

Lydia said...

Hello Tara,
The lemon cookies look good. I love Giada. I wish I could watch her more than I do though. She has some very nice recipes. I made my hubby one of her Italian chicken recipies once and He loved it.
have a great day,

Cottage Contessa said...

Hiya Tara sweetie! These biscuits look absolutely delicious and easy enough to make that I could do! lol I never seem to have much luck baking cookies. Sweetie I just wanted to pop by, say g'day, let you know that we're home from holidays, and to tell you that I made your French Toast for my family on Christmas morning and they went wild over it! My husband really loves it and keeps asking me when am I going to make "Tara's French Toast" again? lol Thanks so much for sharing that recipe! I hope you're having a really great week sweetie. Catch ya later!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

hmstrjam said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, these look yummy! nice sounds so peaceful. Yay FIT!!

annechovie said...

Thanks, Tara! These look wonderful and I'd love to try them. ;>)

bj said...

Oh, Tara...these look absolutely delicious and i love anything with lemon!!
Thanks for the recipe...
xo bj

pve design said...

Did you wear a low cut v-neck like "Giada" while wearing those, the people here say that's why her food looks so sexy, that and her voice. I do love her cooking.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I've been looking for a good lemon cookie recipe for some time! I think this is the one!!! Thanks Tara!

Hugs, Sherry

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Mmmmmm! Those sound delish! My cookie jar is already empty over here, can I have one of yours?


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh my, those look so yummy, and I just love lemon cookies! If I make these, I'll have to hide them so I don't eat a bunch!