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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lemon Ricotta Cake Mix Cookies


I am not really sure how I stumbled onto The Cooking Photographer's blog last week, but I am really glad I did.  She has the most beautiful photographs and great recipes.  I saw this recipe for lemon cookies made with ricotta and cake mix.  I had some leftover ricotta so I decided to try it.  These puppies are deadly.  They are so soft and so good.  They were too easy to eat!  They would be really good with some vanilla ice cream or lemon sherbet.  If you like lemon, you will LOVE these little bites of heaven!



Lemon Ricotta Cake Mix Cookies
The Cooking Photographer
(Printable Recipe)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 cup ricotta (not non-fat)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon lemon extract (I used 1/4 tsp lemon oil and no zest)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Position rack in the middle of the oven and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Parchment can be reused one time.

In a stand mixer beat together butter and ricotta until fluffy. Add egg, lemon extract, and lemon zest and beat until combined and fluffy. Add the cake mix and beat until combined. With a medium scoop drop dough onto parchment two inches apart. Bake a sheet at a time for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Let sit on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.


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8 comments:

  1. Now don't these look fabulous. I would never dream of using non fat Ricotta! :-)

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  2. Mmm, I made some similar cookies with a lemon cake mix once, but there was no added ricotta. They look the same though. I'm sure the ricotta gave them a nice tang and helped them stay soft longer.

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  3. I have a serious obsession with Lemon! These look great!

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  4. Oh how cool you made them! Steph they look so pretty. Thank-you for making these. I always feel my old posts get lost in the dust heap.

    Thank-you!!

    Laura

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  5. These look like pillows of "yum"! I should make these!

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  6. I love anything lemon and these are great and something I'd like. I missed these myself so I'm glad you've made them and posted them!


    I love Laura's blog, she's awesome.

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  7. Something about ricotta and lemon doesn't really seem to flow with me, but they LOOK delicious so I might just have to give them a try! Check out the cookies I just made: http://dafoodieadventures.blogspot.com/

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