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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Italian Christmas Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk

How To Make Italian Christmas Cookies

  • Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  • Step 2In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and ricotta cheese. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the cheese mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Step 3Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 4In a medium bowl, cream together the remaining butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk gradually until a spreadable consistency is reached. Frost cooled cookies.
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