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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cottage Cheese Cookies

I made some Ricotta cookies last year, they were good, but not worthy of Christmas. I experimented with the recipe, and these are wonderful!

Cottage Cheese Cookies
4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
zest of one medium orange
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
15 ounces small curd cottage cheese, drained if wet

2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon almond extract

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, orange peel, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl, set aside. 
Cream butter, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in eggs one at a time, add the extracts (you can skip the almond if you have flor di scilia -just use 2 or 3 drops of that)  and cottage cheese. Add flour and beat until well combined. At this point you will still see some lumps of cottage cheese, but soon you won't. 

Cover and refrigerate over night.  At least 8 hours. 

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment
Using the medium cookie scoop drop cookies on prepared sheets, about an inch apart

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes
Cool completely before glazing

To make glaze:
Sift powdered sugar into a bowl. Mix orange juice and almond extract. Whisk into powdered sugar. It should be a fairly thin glaze. Dip the cookies into glaze, then top with sprinkles.  Let stand until glaze has hardened. 

These freeze wonderfully. 
Makes about 3 dozen

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