ZIA ROSE'S LITTLE ITALY CHEESE COOKIES

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Add green food coloring to create desired shade of green
  • Maraschino cherries cut in half

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar; add vanilla, eggs, and ricotta cheese. Beat well.
  • Add flour and baking soda. Mixing to form soft dough.
  • Drop by teaspoonful size onto cookie sheet lined with ungreased parchment paper.
  • Place half of a cherry on each cookie.
  • Bake 13-15 minutes at 350°F.
  • Lightly sprinkle baked cookies with powered sugar.
  • You are recreating the Italian flag colors of green, white and red.

Notes

Could these be any easier? I don't think so! I got this recipe from my hubby's Italian side of the family many years ago.

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