These are amazing and delicate Italian cookies with a delicious almond glaze, they are pretty delicious and are perfect for gift-giving!
Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Additional: 1 hr 15 mins
- ½ pound butter
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 15 ounces ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup colored candy sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, sugar, eggs, ricotta cheese, and vanilla extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; blend into the creamed mixture, mixing in additional flour as necessary to form a workable dough. Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls, and arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
In a medium bowl, beat milk, confectioners’ sugar, and almond extract until smooth. Spoon over warm cookies, and sprinkle with colored candy sprinkles.