Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bow, with the mixer a low speed, beat the sugar and butter until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Reduce speed to medium and beat in the ricotta, vanilla and eggs.

  • Step 3

    Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat until dough forms.

  • Step 4

    Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart; onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft). With spatula, remove cookies to wire rack to cool.

  • Step 5

    When cookies are cool, prepare icing. In small bowl, stir confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. With small spreader, spread icing on cookies; place a candied cherry piece on top of each cookie or sprinkle with colored sugar or candy sprinkles.

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