Tuesday, 17 December 2013

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS BISCUITS

Italian Christmas Cookies
recipe from Best Loved Cookies and Bars by Taste of Home

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 to 4 Tbsp. milk

Colored sprinkles
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in ricotta and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
3. For frosting: in a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies and immediately decorate with sprinkles. Store in refrigerator. http://lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.com/2013/12/italian-christmas-biscuits.html