Christmas Party Ideas – Let the Fun Begin! + HM #260

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Christmas Party Ideas – Let the Fun Begin! + HM #260

The gals of Home Matters are celebrating Christmas helping you plan your Christmas Parties! We’re sharing all sorts of fun and fabulous Christmas Party Ideas this week. Enjoy!

 

20 Christmas Appetizers and Party Ideas from Nest of Posies

 

Cookie Exchange Free Printables from Amy @ McKinlay Design Blog

 

Simple DIY Hostess Gifts from AshleyMake It Love It

Christmas Party Games from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Last Week’s Theme: DIY Christmas Ornaments

Next Week’s Theme: NO PARTY but we’ll see you after Thanksgiving for Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails



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Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies Recipe

A delicious cookie full of the bright flavors of orange and a hint of mint. Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies delight and tickle your taste buds. #Cookies #Recipe

 

Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies Recipe

A deliciously aromatic soft-style cookie

 

This easy to make cookie is a must add to your recipe box. Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies are perfect all year round. Citrus with a hint of mint is deliciously paired with ricotta cheese for a soft-style cookie. My family gobbles them up!

Are you looking for a new and refreshing recipe for a cookie exchange party this coming holiday season? Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies are a tasty option. Plus, the aromas from baking these cookies makes your home smell fantastic!

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Let’s get baking!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups – Granulated Sugar
  • 2 – 3 – fresh Oranges (for 6 Tablespoons Juice and 3 – 4 Tablespoons Zest)
  • Fresh Mint (for 1 – 2 Tablespoons finely chopped)
  • 2-1/2 Cups – All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon – Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon – Salt
  • 2 – large Eggs
  • 1 Stick – Butter (softened)
  • 15 Ounces (one container) – Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/2 Cups – Powdered Sugar.

 

Directions:

for the cookies…

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  • Zest the rinds of 2-3 Oranges (enough to get 3 – 4 tablespoons of zest).
  • Finely Chop Mint (enough to get 1 – 2 tablespoons).
  • In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  • Add 2 – 3 Tablespoons Orange Zest and all of the Chopped Mint to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.

  • Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  • Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Orange Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly after each addition.
  • Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice until incorporated.
  • Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  • Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  • Bake for 13 – 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of the wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  • Prepare the Orange Glaze/Icing.

for the Glaze/Icing…

  • Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  • Add 2 – 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice, and 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest.
  • Mix well.
  • Adjust Powdered Sugar for the thickness of the glaze/icing.

 

A Printable Recipe for you.

5 from 1 reviews
Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies Recipe
 
A delicious cookie full of the bright flavors of orange and a hint of mint. Orange Mint Ricotta Cookies delight and tickle your taste buds.
from:
Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 40 cookies
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Granulated Sugar
  • 2 - 3 - fresh Oranges (for 6 Tablespoons Juice and 3 - 4 Tablespoons Zest)
  • Fresh Mint (for 1 - 2 Tablespoons finely chopped)
  • 2-1/2 Cups - All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 - large Eggs
  • 1 Stick - Butter (softened)
  • 15 Ounces (one container) - Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/2 Cups - Powdered Sugar.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
  3. Zest the rinds of 2-3 Oranges (enough to get 3 - 4 tablespoons of zest).
  4. Finely Chop Mint (enough to get 1 - 2 tablespoons).
  5. In a medium bowl, pour 2-Cups Granulated Sugar.
  6. Add 2 - 3 Tablespoons Orange Zest and all of the Chopped Mint to sugar, and mix well with your fingertips.
  7. Set aside and stir occasionally with fingertips. Allow sugar to become very fragrant.
  8. Whisk together 2 1/2 Cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, and 1 teaspoon Salt in a medium bowl.
  9. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine 1 stick Butter and the prepared Orange Sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  10. Add 2 Eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  11. Mix in 15 ounces (1 container) Ricotta Cheese and 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice until incorporated.
  12. Stir in dry ingredients a little at a time, until just combined.
  13. Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoons for each cookie).
  14. Bake for 13 - 15 minutes, until just slightly turning golden at the edges.
  15. Remove from the oven, let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
  16. Transfer to wire racks (placed on top of the wax paper), and allow to cool completely.
  17. Prepare the Orange Glaze/Icing.

    For the Glaze/Icing:

  18. Sift 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a small to medium bowl.
  19. Add 2 - 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice, and 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest.
  20. Mix well.
  21. Adjust Powdered Sugar for the thickness of the glaze/icing.
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More Cookies!

Try these cookies with other citrus flavors like my Lemon Ricotta Cookies. Looking for other cookie recipes for your jar? Check these out…

S’mores Cookies, Candy Corn Cookies, Haystacks, and Mexican Wedding Cakes.

 

 

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