Is it really almost Thanksgiving? Acck! You know that means Christmas is right around the corner. I was i the store today and was greeted by a 20 foot Christmas tree and Elvis singing, "Blue Christmas". Not just some nice instrumental holiday music, no, they brought out the big guns, ELVIS. Ok, I get it!
I decided it was time to give you an easy, delicious cookie recipe. Some people start making them so early and in case you are one of those people, here is a new one! For the record I am NOT a ricotta cheese fan. My husband could eat it with a spoon right out of the container and for the record, HE HAS. I am not a huge fan of ricotta in cannolis either but, I have been making these cookies for a long time. They are sort of like the softest, most delicious sugar cookie you have ever had but they are so much better. It makes a large batch and trust me when I tell you the dough looks *and tastes* good enough to eat the whole thing. I mean, not that I ever eat cookie dough...just tasted some one time a few years ago..... :) It is this gorgeous, creamy white and looks like thick whipped cream!
Let me go over a few things you could change up if you needed or wanted too. Now, you COULD use cream cheese instead of Ricotta. Now, I don't know WHY you would do that, but in an emergency situation I would approve it. :) You could also use half cream cheese and half ricotta. Like I said, these are RICOTTA cookies so that is what I recommend. Also for the glaze on top, you could use lemon or orange juice in place of the milk, or add some zest. You can also ALWAYS use a flavored liquid creamer as well. It's up to you, I am a traditional girl, so tradition is what I roll with. Also I will give you the amount of milk I use but it really is your taste, if you want to drizzle it or make it thicker like a frosting.
Enjoy these delicious cookies! I am sending some into work with my husband tonight!!
Your "it's almost Christmas cookie time" chefwannabe