These gluten-free ricotta cookies are easy to make, tender, and cakey! They are also easy to customize for any holiday. Pair with a glass of milk of your choice.
Keyword: christmas cookies, gluten-free
Author: The Panicked Foodie
1/2cupbutter of your choice, softened (I used Earth Balance)
6tablespoonsextra light olive oil(OR 1/2 cup butter of your choice)
1 1/8cupsgranulated sugar
1/2cup unsweetened applesauce
3.5cupsgluten-free 1:1 baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)(OR 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour)
4-5tablespoonsmilk of your choice
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter of your choice, extra light olive oil, vanilla extract, Kosher salt, baking soda, baking powder, and granulated sugar. Using an electric mixer on low speed, cream everything together.
Add applesauce and ricotta cheese. Using an electric mixer on low speed, mix everything together.
Add flour, one cup (or half cup) at a time, mixing after each addition. For the second cup and on, I had to use my hands to combine the dough together.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies look golden.
While cookies are baking, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and milk of your choice in a small bowl to make the glaze.
When the cookies are finished baking, remove from the oven. Glaze the cookies while they are still hot. I used about 1/2 teaspoon of glaze per cookie. Top with sprinkles if desired.
Dairy-free: Replace ricotta with a vegan ricotta. Vegan: Be sure to use vegan friendly sugars, sprinkles, and ricotta cheese.