Honey and Clementine Ricotta Cookies

I am happy to report that it is in the low 60s here today. I am loving this weather! We are excited for shorts, bicycle rides, and a decrease in chapped lips.

While it is cold, we tend to shut ourselves indoors and create tasty goodies. My two oldest daughters love to help me bake. Let’s face it, they are more interested in the finished product, but I love having them in the kitchen with me. There is something quite beautiful about spending time together. Family is the root of goodness, and we do our part in loving God by nurting the bond He blessed us with.

These cookies are delightfully sweet from the honey, bright from the citrus, and soft from the ricotta. Be warned- they are very easy to eat. I hope you love this recipe!

Honey and Clementine Ricotta Cookies

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You will need:

  • 2.5 cups AP flour
  • 15oz whole milk ricotta
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp) unsalted softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 clementines (or 2 oranges), zest and juice

To get started, preheat your oven to 375*F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.

In a large bowl, add the sugar, honey, butter, ricotta, eggs, vanilla, zest, and juice. Stir until well combined.

Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined. Do not overstir or these will be little rocks instead of fluffy pillows of excellence!

Dollop 2 Tbsp sized scoops onto the sheet trays. They do not spread a whole lot, so you can put them about an inch apart. If you want them in neat circles, use a mini-ice cream scoop, or pipe them from a bag. Up to you!

Bake for 12 minutes until they are the slightest bit golden around the edges. Take them out, let them sit for about 5 minutes, and gently move them to a clean sheat of parchment paper or a clean surace to finish cooling. Repeat with the rest of the batter until they are all cooked. This recipe makes approximately 4 dozen cookies depending on how big you make them.

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I hope you love this recipe! It is one of our favorites, and so easy to put together. This is also a great cookie to have with tea, coffee, or just as a little afternoon snack that isn’t overly sweet.

Lots of love and many blessings,

Chelsea

Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 6:2

 

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