Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Italian Pink Ricotta Cookies Tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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                                  Bake these in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 A tribute to all the woman who have battled or battling this horrific disease... hope to see them on your sites too ..... Early detection, early cure... know the warning signs visit Breast Cancer. Org


 Italian Pink Ricotta Cookies

1 stick margarine, softened ( any kind that's recommended by the American Heart Society)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs 1 (15-ounce) container Whole Milk or Light Ricotta Cheese
1 teaspoon of lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
1 1/2 cups of confectionery sugar
2 tablespoons of shortening
1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract
3 tablespoons milk keep adding by drops until it makes a smooth stream, if too thick. Beat till spreadable.
Frost cooled cookies with white frosting. Make separate batch of pink frosting to go over the top of the white.
a few drops of red food coloring.

 Beat margarine and sugar together till light. Put all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Stir Ricotta into the margarine and cheese, then add one egg at a time and blend together. Gently mix the dry ingredients in till blended adding drops of red food coloring for pink coloring. Drop by teaspoons full on a greased cookie sheet. Bake till the edges are slightly brown, and cookies are set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Early detection early cure, know the first warning signs..... a lump... don't wait.
So get baking girls and repost in honor of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!  KEEP THE AWARENESS GOING!
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