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.

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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.
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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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Cookie Party For Kids – A Christmas Tradition

Regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day, shares one of her cherished holiday traditions – A children’s cookie party.

Cookie Party For Kids

A Christmas Tradition

For the last 10 or so years, I have hosted a cookie party for my children. Over the years, its gone from my only child, Autumn, with my nephew, to include two, then three, then four girls. We’ve also started including more friends, and family. Occasionally, we even give some of our bounty to church or neighbors as gifts. Here’s part of the bounty a few years ago.

(Notice the shoe, I purposely left it here so you could see this is kind of how my cookie parties go.)
This year, at Thanksgiving, my kids started asking about our party again. What will they eat, what cookies will they make, and of course, how many friends can they invite? These are just a few of the questions that fill their heads and my ears.

In the beginning, it wasn’t as much of a production, but my kids are more social than me, and since Lauryn’s love language is quality time, there’s no way I’m getting out of this. Over time, I’ve gotten better about making it an enjoyable, and not stressful occasion, but a recent question in one of my Facebook mommy groups prompted this post.

How do you bake cookies with older kids when the toddler and 8 month old can’t sit still long enough to participate?

I wrote her a long reply, but I’ll sum it up in a few easy tips for you here.

  • First, drop your expectation for picture perfect. I tell moms all the time, perfect is for Pinterest, you cannot photoshop your life. This is about time with your children, making memories, and enjoying the moments that literally fly by in a blur. Expect things to go wrong. There will be a mess, and not everything you want to get done will actually get done. Then, you will be less likely to flip out on the kids when exactly those things happen.

  • Next, make it easy on yourself. I know you may long to have your children create, from scratch, your great grandmother’s homemade crinkles, but perhaps this year with twin 3-year-olds, that just isn’t in the cards. You can take the easy route, like I often do, and go with mixes or pre-prepped ingredients; or, completely make it easy with slice and bake. Another option is have one “hard recipe” and make filler cookies that are simple and fun to make, like good old Rice Krispie treats. Yes, we consider these cookies in my house. The point is, worrying about getting a complicated recipe just right can make you crazy, and that is especially true while you’re also trying to keep your teenager interested and your 8-month-old from dumping the flour bag.

  • Finally, don’t spend all of your time behind the camera. Sounds counter intuitive I know, but hear me out. I have some pictures of Christmas parties from the past, and as the kids get older and are more hands on, I have taken more and more, but most of my pictures are from before the party and after. I try and immerse myself in the fun of the moment and not waste too much time getting the perfect shot. If you’re having fun, you and your children will remember even without a ton of pictures. The pictures are important but being truly present is worth so much more.

  • As a bonus, I usually include an activity in our party for when all the cookies are baking or cooling. One year we decorated our fridge. It was a nice distraction and we kept it up even after we took down the tree. This year we have a black refrigerator, and I haven’t figured out how to make that into a Christmas theme yet. Other activities we have tried are making cards and painting ornaments. This can also help if the thrill of cookie dough loses its’ zest at some point during the evening.

 

If you bake cookies with your kids each year, or maybe this is the first time you’re diving in, let me know what’s on your menu for the year. I’m still planning for ours, and I’m totally game to adding something new to the list.

 

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Ultimate Cookie Party – Week One Favorites

My Week One Favorites

The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway

The Ultimate Cookie Party is in full swing. We are having so much fun and sharing loads of awesome recipes and printables. If you haven’t stopped by yet, you should! Click HERE for the party. The party runs for two weeks (through November 23rd), so there is still time to share and exchange. I thought I would do a small recap for you by posting mine and Rory’s Week One Favorites.

Cranberry Tea Cookies by Growing Up Madison

Cranberry Tea Cookies
by Growing Up Madison

Caramel Cream Bonbons by Written Reality

Caramel Cream Bonbons
by Written Reality

Magic Dough Apple Pie Cookies by The Evolution of Mom

Magic Dough Apple Pie Cookies
by The Evolution of Mom

Chocolate Roll with Candy Cane Whipped Cream by Hun… Whats For Dinner?

Chocolate Roll with Candy Cane Whipped Cream
by Hun… What’s For Dinner?

Ornament Cake Pops by Love Create Celebrate

Ornament Cake Pops
by Love Create Celebrate

Snowman Rice Krispie Treats by Love Create Celebrate

Snowman Rice Krispie Treats
by Love Create Celebrate

White & Dark Chocolate Toffee Cookies by Souffle Bombay

White & Dark Chocolate Toffee Cookies
by Souffle Bombay

Be sure to stop by these lovely blogs and share some love. Check-in next Friday for Week Two Favorites!

UPDATE: Week Two Favorites is HERE!

Don’t forget to visit The Ultimate Cookie Party and share your own recipes.

And ENTER to WIN $350 and other prizes too.

We’re having fun… Join us!

#UltimateCookieParty

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The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway

 

Welcome and come on in to the Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party And Giveaway!

#Ultimatecookieparty

We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best and most fun virtual party you will attend this season!

Over the next 13 days we want you to share your absolute Best Cookie and Goodie recipes with us! We also want you to share your Free Printable Holiday invitations, party décor and anything; Thanksgiving and Christmas themed which you have Free Printables for! No Round Ups, please.

We will be Pinning all of your wonderful Recipes and Free Printables to our Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party Pinterest Board.

We will be hosting a Twitter party loaded with prizes! What would a party be without prizes?! Mark your calendar for November 11th at 8pm EST and go to TWUBS to pre-register, here.

Prizes included in the Twitter party; 6 dozen eggs from NestFresh Eggs, The Picky Palate Cookbook from Marilyn’s Treats, Birch Lane Pillow cover Valued at $59, Set of 6 snowflake ornaments via SkyBlueFancy Etsy shop, “Baked with Love by” labels valued at $25 from The Road To Domestication and $20 e-gift card courtesy of your Hosts!!!

All of our party Hosts and Co-Hosts have joined together to bring you a HUGE Paypal Cash prize in our party Giveaway along with some fabulous prizes brought to you by our Sponsors!

DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL All The Way DOWN TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Just in time for Christmas shopping. $350 in Cash PLUS 4 more Winners of Sponsor Prize Packages on the Rafflecopter

  1. $350 Cash with winner option of either Paypal or Amazon
  2. Value $75 includes; The Pasta Shoppe – box of holiday pasta $25 and Birch Lane $50 gift card
  3. Value $42 includes; Fun Pasta Fundraising –box of holiday pasta $25 and Family Finest Cookie Kits-2 coupons, $12 value and Northern Whimsy Custom Recipe cards ($5 value) plus 75% off anything in the store
  4. Value $43 includes; Jamberry Nails-holiday nail wraps – (1 sheet, $15 value) and Chloe + Isabel– organic teardrop earrings RV $28
  5. Value $89 includes; Farmer’s Bounty Pet-Food & two treat varieties – $38 value and Princella Sweet Potatoes – A Sager Creek Company (3 free cans Sager Creek Veggies – $6 value) and Tandoor Chef –Coupons for 3 free dinners, $18 value and The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies! (3 Coupons for products, $27 value)

Meet Your Hosts

Please follow your hosts on at least one form of Social Media

Intelligent Domestications

Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram // Bloglovin // Hometalk // Stumble Upon // G+

The Road To Domestication

Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram // Bloglovin // Hometalk

My Pinterventures

Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram // Bloglovin // Hometalk // Stumble Upon // G+

The Honeycomb Home

Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram // Bloglovin // Hometalk

A Giant Thank You to all of our wonderful sponsors!

Please join with us as we Thank our Sponsors! We have some fabulous prizes for our Giveaway both on the Rafflecopter AND at the Twitter Party thanks to the good folks at:

NestFresh.com (6 dozen Eggs)

Marilyn’s Treats (The Picky Palate Cookbook Value $17.99)

DIY Decorating Addict (6-month Subscription to online “DIY Decorating Addict” magazine via Dianne Corriere (Twitter Party) – only available on Apple products )

The Pasta Shoppe ($25 Value, box of Holiday pasta)

Fun Pasta Fundraising ($25 Value, Box of Holiday pasta)

Northern Whimsy Custom Recipe cards ($5 value) plus 75% off anything in the store

Jamberry Nails (Holiday Nail Wraps)

Family Finest (2 coupons, $12 value)

Farmer’s Bounty Pet (Food & two treat varieties – $38 value)

Princella Yams A Sager Creek Company (3 free cans Sager Creek Veggies – $6 value)

Tandoor Chef (Coupons for 3 free dinners, $18 value)

The Piping Gourmets (3 Coupons for products, $27 value)

Sky Blue Fancy Etsy Shop (Set of 6 Snowflake Ornaments, Value $18)

Birch Lane ($50 Gift Card and a Pillow Cover)

Chloe + Isabel (Organic Teardrop Earrings a $28 value)

 

Meet your co-hosts

An Alli Event | Life With Lorelai | Meatloaf and Melodrama | Table and Hearth
2 Crochet Hooks | A Life In Balance | Marilyn’s Treats | Kupon Girl
Sharing A to Z | This & That | The Rustic Willow | Second Chances Girl
Love Create Celebrate | That Recipe | Flourishing At Home
Pint Size Farm | Living Contently | The Evolution of Mom

Let’s Party!

Here are the Rules:

  • Link up to 6 Post over the 13 days of the party
  • Share the party on social media using #Ultimatecookieparty
  • NO Round Ups
  • Visit a couple of links and comment or share

WHAT TO SHARE
Share you original posts for any winter holiday, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Recipes and Free Printable’s Please. No crafts. It’s all about the Cookies and Goodies!

DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Just in time for Christmas shopping. $350 in Cash PLUS 4 more Winners of Sponsor Prize Packages

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Isn’t this a great way to share the holiday tradition of a Cookie Exchange with all of your online friends? Meet and greet the party goers by viviting their links and leaving comments on their blog. Be sure to let them know you stopped by from the Utlimate Cookie Party. And don’t forget to include the #Ultimatecookieparty hashtag in your social media shares. Have a great time at the party!

What are you favorite Holiday Cookies & Goodies?

Do you have any traditional Holiday Treats?

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Coming Soon! The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway

I’m Co-Hosting my first Link Party!

The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party

Life With Lorelai will be Co-Hosting this amazing holiday party. I know I love going to cookie exchanges during the holiday season, they are always so jolly and fun. Wouldn’t it be great to share such an experience with your online friends too? Well, here is your opportunity. Bring all of your tastiest treats, holiday crafts, homemade gift ideas, printables, and more to share at the happiest Link Party of the Holiday Season.

The party starts Sunday, November 9, 2014… see you there!

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