These Key Lime Ricotta Cookies are my latest baking comfort food. Like the rest of the country I find comfort in baking and eating what I bake. I find it fascinating what people are buying and hoarding. I haven’t been able to buy flour and yeast in weeks , those items just fly off the shelves . Don’t even get me started on cleaning products, luckily I keep my cleaning supplies pretty well stocked but I am starting to get nervous, lol. So back to this cookie, I took a really basic fluffy ricotta cookie and gave it a tangy sweet flavor of key lime. I just love anything that is full of citrus flavor.
If you have never had a ricotta cookie you are missing out. They fluffy , cake like and so tender and melt in your mouth. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the flavor of key lime into this cookie and I was right. This Key Lime Ricotta Cookie is so yummy and refreshing.
To get started preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. If you haven’t noticed I adore parchment paper and use it to bake all my cookies. It is so magical and just bakes everything more evenly. Once that is done cream together butter ,eggs , sugar and beat until nice and fluffy. Now add the flour , baking powder , salt and blend well. Mix in the fresh lime zest. Cover and chill for 1 hour. I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and dropped dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the cookie sheets and cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Once the cookies are cool mix the glaze . Add 1/2 -1 full teaspoon of lime zest depending on how tangy you like it. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of key lime and mix according to how thick or thin you like it. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze , let the excess drip off. Place the cookies back on the cooling rack and let them dry completely.
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