These are a "don't knock it till you've tried it" type of recipe! Trust me when I tell you that anything I have put on this blog it has gone through some very extensive taste tests by my oh so lovely friends first! And by extensive, I mean blindly force feeding to get an honest response. (Thanks, guys!) I'm such a good friend, right?
If you are as into spring as I am then these cookies will actually rock your world. They have such a vibrant Flavor from the orange and the notes of cilantro compliment it perfectly. And guys, I'm telling you, this recipe couldn't be any simpler.
If I'm being honest, I tend to steer away from cookies because, one: cookie recipes are hard to develop and 2: I always mess them up. And I mean always. So I thought I better get to practicing, because come on, what is better than fresh cookies? Not much, in my opinion.
They are super fun and unique and frankly my new go-to to replace some basic old chocolate chip cookies. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week! Thank you for reading!
Time: 30 min
Yields: 20 cookies
- Zest from 1 ½ oranges + 3 ½ tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 ¼ cup Flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2) Cream together room temperature butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix together until well combined. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl at this point to make sure everything is well incorporated.
3) Next add orange juice, orange zest, and ricotta cheese. Mix well.
4) In a bowl, combine sifted flour, baking soda, and salt.
5) Add dry ingredients into the wet ricotta mixture in thirds, mixing well in between each addition.
6) Begin to scoop dough onto the baking sheet. I used an ice cream scoop. It gives you really lovely, even cookies! Make sure to place them about an inch apart as they will spread during the baking process.
7) Place cookies in oven and begin making the glaze.
8) In a bowl sift powdered sugar. Add orange zest, orange juice, and cilantro. Whisk until well combined.
9) Take cookies out of oven and allow to cool until room temperature. Dip cookies in glaze and let set. Enjoy!