Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups ricotta cheese (use the real-deal- NOT the part-skim)
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 orange, zested
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice (fresh preferably)
1 cup chopped dark chocolate, melted ( I splurged on a “Silver” package chocolate chip for this- and it was well worth it!)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until ingredients are combined. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and the sugar. Beat both until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, orange juice, and orange zest. Beat to combine.
To glaze the cookies: combine the powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Spoon about 1/2-teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread. Let glaze harden for about five minutes. Drizzle cookies with dark chocolate and let the cookies set up.