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Monday, February 09, 2009

Make This: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I love cooking.  I hate my kitchen, but I love cooking.  (However, I've decided to stop complaining about my house, so I am taping up 3x5 cards with things I like about my kitchen today.)  My favorite type of cooking involves NO measuring and LOTS of eyeballing-it.  This is why I heart Rachael Ray.  Every week, I go through her latest magazine issue and pull out recipes to make, and I've never been disappointed with any of her creations.  

Baking on the other hand...I can do it but it's not my forte.  It involves preciseness, and it stresses me out!  Plus, Little Ray is always required to do double-time for cookies.  (But, as I will post on a 3x5 this afternoon, I LOVE your gas range Lil' Ray!)

So I figured that because I love cooking and I occasionally bake--what better way to share it than with you, my bloggie friends!  I present to you "Make This," my Recipe-O-The-Week post.

This week's Make This: Lemon Ricotta Cookies.  A creation of Giada, recipe found in her latest book.  (Here's a tip: do you like trying new recipes but can't bring yourself to buy new cookbooks?  Go to the library and check em out!  Write down your faves, or in my case, look them up on the chef's website, where you can often print them out!)

I liked this cookie recipe because it was quick and easy.  The cookies turn out cake-like and spongy, and I think could drink the icing glaze straight from the bowl if I allowed myself.  Perfect for all citrus lovers!  (I think I would like to try these substituting limes for lemons next time!)

Click here for the recipe.


Unknown said...

those look extremely yummy, I love ricotta cheese (thank you, South Beach).

Let me ask you, what do you think would happen if you used part-skim ricotta?

Jesse Faris said...

Leslie, they taste like something you would win a contest for. :) Good news--I made mine with part-skim ricotta. Super tasty!

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L said...

yummy!! i'm going to have to try this. thanks for the recipe!!

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