Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
• 2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
• 1 teaspoon(s) salt
• 1/2 cup(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
• 2 cup(s) sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 container(s) (15-ounce) whole-milk ricotta cheese
• 3 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
• Grated zest from one lemon
• 1 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar
• 3 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
• Grated zest from one lemon
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
2. Cookies: In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat mixture until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest and beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.
4. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheets 20 minutes.
5. Glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest; stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon onto each cookie, and use back of the spoon to gently spread. Let the glaze harden about 2 hours. Pack the cookies in a decorative container.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza

2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped seeded tomato
1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion
Make It
PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Press onto bottom and up side of 15x10x1-inch baking pan to form crust.
BAKE 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown; cool.
MIX cream cheese, dressing, dill and onion salt until well blended. Spread over crust; top with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate. Cut into squares.

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