Cannoli Cookies
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Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian?
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (9 oz) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 oz (1/2 c.) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ c. whole-milk ricotta, at room temperature
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 lg egg, at room temperature
  • ¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
  2. With a stand or hand mixer, beat the butter and ricotta on medium speed 2 - 3 minutes, until fluffy.
  3. Add the sugar, orange zest and vanilla, and beat another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the egg and beat until blended. Scrape the bowl.
  5. Add the flour mixture and mix on low. When it's almost completely blended, pour in the chocolate chips and mix just until combined.
  6. Scrape the sides of the bowl, cover with plastic, and refrigerate 30 - 60 minutes.
  7. Heat the oven to 350ºF. Line cookie sheets with silicon pan liners or parchment paper.
  8. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto the line baking pans.
  9. Bake until the cookies are light golden, about 15 minutes (the cookies don't spread out very much).
  10. Let the cookies cool on the sheets on racks for 5 minutes, then transfer them to racks to cool completely.
  11. Store at room temperature or freeze in an airtight container. I freeze mine in a single layer, in a very large Ziploc bag.
Recipe by DCEP at http://www.dinosaurscanteatpizza.com/cannoli-cookies/