Candy-Topped Ricotta cookies
1 Stick butter, softened
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup confectioners,sugar
3 tbs. milk
1/2 cup muticolored candy sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350.Grease 3 baking sheets.Combine butter and ricotta in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.Add vanilla and sugar;beat well.
Add egg to bowl;mix well.Add flour,baking soda and salt;mix well.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.Bake cookies until lightly golden brown,about 10 minutes.Cool cookies slightly;remove from baking sheets.
Meanwhile,combine confectioners'sugar and milk in a small bowl with a fork until smooth.Drizzle some icing over each cookie.Top each with 1/2 teaspoon sprinkles.
variation - For a light citrusy flavor,add a few drops of lemon extract to the icing in step 4. Or if your time is limited,use canned vanilla frosting instead of making homeade.
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Tip: These soft cookies are an economical way to make use of any leftover ricotta cheese you may want to use in a hurry.You can also use any leftover,well-drained,small curd cottage cheese.