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Limoncello Cookies

Limoncello cookies are airy and lightly sweet with a hint of lemon flavor. They are the perfect spring or summer cookie.

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Limoncello is one of my newer favorite liqueurs. This Italian creation is so fresh and summery, I am always looking for ways to use it. So when I recently brought a bottle home from the store, these cookies were the first thing I made. Once you try them, you’ll know why!

They start off as simple drop cookies, dough you just scoop onto the cookie sheet and bake.

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Then you whisk together an easy glaze, with more of that heavenly limoncello.

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Brush it over the tops of the cooled cookies.

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Little clouds of lemony goodness right there.

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Limoncello Cookies

Italian inspired Limoncello Cookies from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Limoncello cookies are airy and lightly sweet with a hint of lemon flavor. They are the perfect spring or summer cookie.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 c) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tb limoncello liqueur
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 Tb limoncello liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir to combined. Set that aside for now.
  3. In your mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until they are nice and fluffy.
  4. Add in the egg and ricotta cheese, beating until fluffy again.
  5. Add in the vanilla, limoncello and lemon juice, mix until combined.
  6. Add in your dry ingredients and mix until just combined and smooth.
  7. Scoop the dough onto a parchment paper lined cookies sheet or stone by tablespoons about an inch and a half apart.
  8. Bake these for 9-11 minutes or until just slightly golden on the edges.
  9. Slide the parchment paper with the cookies onto a cooling rack and let them cool for 2 minutes before removing them from the paper to finish cooling.
  10. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
  11. Once the cookies are all baked and cooled, whisk the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Brush the cookies with the glaze.
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

When I bake cookies, I always use two sheets of parchment paper. One on the cookie sheet as it bakes, and a second for me to prepare the next sheet of cookies. When one batch is done, I slide the parchment paper, cookies and all onto a cooling rack. Then I slide the second sheet of cookie dough onto the hot baking stone (sheet) for the next one. This allows me to bake one sheet after another without having to wait for a sheet of hot cookies to cool before I can use the pan again. It cuts my cookie-making time in half because there is no "down time" between sheets of cookies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

38

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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This recipe was also shared at Southern Plate’s Meal Plan Monday

13 thoughts on “Limoncello Cookies”

  1. I had leftover limoncello that I had gotten when I went to Italy and I particularly don’t like to drink it alone and I found this amazing recipe! It is so amazing and light and love the lemony flavor! So delicious!!

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