Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies

in Cookies, Desserts

Whoa. I miss cable. Like, a lot. Remember a few weeks ago I was all brave cancelled my cable? Well, I miss it. Sure, I mean, I get my Mad Men fix and I watch Game of Thrones (totally illegally) ever week. But the real question–which I’m too ashamed to google to find out myself–is…how is Bethenny? What’s up with her and Jason? Are they okay? Also, Shahs of Sunset…is it awful in a good way or just straight up unbearable?

Last weekend I was at the bar and a friend made a Shahs of Sunset joke and it completely went over my head. Everyone laughed except me! I felt left out, guys. On the flip side, being sans cable has me reading books out of desperation, so that’s cool I guess, if you’re into that sort of thing.

I just finished Gabrielle Hamilton’s book, Blood, Bones and Butter, and whoa. Phew. If you’re looking for a new read, look no further–this is it. The writing is so beautiful, her journey so awesome and untraditional, and her whole perspective on food and cooking is really interesting. It’s lovely stuff.

Let’s talk about these fine looking cookies. They’re bright, spongy in texture (this is good!) and so refreshing. Have you ever had a refreshing cookie? Well…here ya go. The recipe, a random rant from moi, along with step-by-step photos are over on The Tasty Kitchen blog. GO!

And then come back here to tell me how Bethenny is doing. Okay?!

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Blog is the New Black April 19, 2012 at 2:18 am

Sounds ridiculously deliciuos!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 19, 2012 at 2:18 am

I’ve made Giada’s lemon ricotta cookies and I LOOOOVED them. But I’m sure they’re even better with meyer lemons!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 19, 2012 at 3:50 am

Mmmm such a fabulous recipe! Love this idea…I’m on my way over to TK!

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Carly April 19, 2012 at 4:20 am

Mmmmm, I love spongey cookies. Especially when they’re still warm from the oven.

I don’t know if I could get rid of cable, we don’t watch it too much in our house but I think I’d miss being able to catch up with some of my favourites and I definitely know what you mean when everyone has a joke from a show and you’ve missed it. :( A good book is great but sometimes I think you need to be able to remove your brain and completely zone out for a while. Do you think you’ll give in to your demons and get cable back?

C x

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Adrianna April 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Nope. Don’t think so. :(

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Mike @TheIronYou April 19, 2012 at 5:38 am

I didn’t had a Meyer lemon cookie in ages…maybe this weekend I’ll make those as I don’t even remember the taste anymore.
Good job on the step-by-step pictures, they’re really awesome.

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Shawna @ CheekyChicFamily April 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

I totally get where you’re coming from when it comes to cable TV. I once got really into All My Children because it was the only thing on. Scary! I’ve also forced myself to watch the Bachelorette just to know what my friends were talking about. (gag). I keep cable so I can watch all the Bravo programing and know that I am in fact NOT a hot mess in comparison.

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marissa @ the boot April 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

wow i want one with tea right about…now! :) ricotta makes desserts to slight and fluffy, i love it.

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lucy April 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

Yes Bethenny and Jason are fine from what I saw last episode they bicker and they make up. You can watch clips on Youtube if you need your fix!
:) The cookies look yummy!

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Adrianna April 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

THANKS, LUCY!

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Megan @ Culinary Chops April 19, 2012 at 6:55 am

1. I saw Bethenny last weekend walking down Hudson St. in NYC (where I live). She was with her lovely hubby + child, and they all looked freaking adorable! See…even sans TV I can give you an update!

2. These cookies look absolutely amazing. I’ve been scouring all my favorite blogs lately for a great, early summer cookie to bake, and I think this is the one.

Thanks so much for sharing! Great post!

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Adrianna April 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Whoa you just gave me a IRL update. Haha. That’s awesome.

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Christina April 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

You need to see an episode of Shahs of Sunset if only for Reza. He’s by far the most entertaining cast member (character?).

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Sarah April 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love lemon ricotta pancakes so I might have to make these! They look so good.

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Martha @ Weekend Doings April 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

I love anything that has lemon in it. These cookies look amazing!
I haven’t been keeping up with Bethany since last season… but reality TV is such a guilty pleasure. I admire you for getting rid of cable.

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Amy April 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

I’ve always been a sucker for citrus desserts. These look fantastic!

xoxo,
mon amy

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Elizabeth (Greens & Seeds) April 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

I haven’t had cable in years – and I love it! Everything I want to watch I get online. Just stick with it and believe me, it will be worth it in the end. BTW, the cookies look amazing. I totally dig lemon ricotta pancakes, so I will be making the cookie version soon.

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Aimee from AL April 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

I happened to have everything yesterday and the morning off so I made them for all the girls in my doctoral program and they were a hit. Thanks so much!

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Marga April 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

These look fabulous. Will definitely try them soon!! I feel you on the cable deprivation. BTW, where are you getting to watch Mad Men? I can’t find it anywhere!! Thanks!

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Adrianna April 20, 2012 at 11:02 pm

iTunes! They’re all on there.

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Margarita April 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

I have never had cable and just stream shows on Netflix. I’ve finished Downtown Abbey Season 1 and cannot wait for Season 2. So, I’m totally behind on the new news. I love everything lemon dessert, so these lemon ricotta cookies are totally up my alley!

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Adrianna April 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Downton Abbey is incredible. Can’t wait for season 3.

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Katy April 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

These are soo good! A friend of mine made these for me a few moths ago! I think she got the recipe from Giada De Laurentiis…thanks for sharing!

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Liza in Ann Arbor April 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

These look so good! Meyer lemons have been appearing regularly at my grocery store lately, but I haven’t really known what I should do with them–until now. I’ll be trying these soon. Actually, I did buy a “pink lemon” the other day. The inside was a little pink, like a grapefruit, and the outside looked like a cross between a lime and a lemon. Had never seen one before.

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Beth April 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

I loved “Blood, Bones and Butter” as well. Gabrielle Hamilton is a wonderful writer with a both a sense of drama and some comedic timing. I just finished “Life on the Line” by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, and it was also amazing. You get an amazing picture of just how passionate Grant is, as well as the journey that brought him from making eggs in his family’s restaurant to Alinea. It’s an impressive, inspiring story.

Your cookies look delicious, of course. They remind me of a Christmas cookie my mom makes, but we never had access to Meyer lemons in December in New England.

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Adrianna April 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Oh whoa. I should pick that up. He’s an interesting dude. I’d love to learn more.

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Elizabeth April 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

ohhhh these look good

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Leisa April 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I know exactly what you mean by a ‘refreshing’ cookie–I LOVE anything involving citrus!!! These are definitely a must-make :-)

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Lynna April 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

what a coincidence! i was planning on making these cookies tomorrow! :D i can’t wait to try them!

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Mary @ Bake Break April 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh man. A good lemon cookie is hard to turn down!! Yum!

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the wanna be country girl April 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Well, I love cookies and lemon … there’s no way I’m not gonna love these. How’s that for a positive double negative. Thanks for sharing!
~Caroline

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Elizabeth April 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I just made Giada’s version of these yesterday but left off the icing. They were amazing! Such a perfect texture. This makes me want to try them with Meyer lemons now. Mmmm.

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Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet April 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I felt exactly the same way when we cancelled our cable. How could my husband not understand that I NEEDED to be caught up on all my Real Housewives? It’s important stuff!

Also, those cookies are divine.

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Villy @ For the love of Feeding April 20, 2012 at 3:22 am

A refreshing cookie! What an amazing way to describe it! I want one!

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Nicole {Sweet Peony} April 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

I blogged these last week & I so totally love them! :) I still can’t believe you canceled your cable! Crazy talk!!! Happy Friday, lady!

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Adrianna April 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I saw you’re post on them. They look super pretty!

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www.tortsandtots.com April 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Looks delicious. Perfect for a “you are my sunshine” birthday party I’m thinking about for my daughter.

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Jessica April 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I’m a faithful reader of your blog, and checked it today and decided I needed to make these cookies NOW! Even though it’s 90 degrees and my oven should not be on…ok maybe it’s not that hot. But anyway, they’re baking away right now, and let me tell you…the batter tastes A-MAZING. Batter? Or dough. Either way, you rock. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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Adrianna April 20, 2012 at 11:02 pm

YAY! So awesome. It’s dough that’s a lot like a batter, right? :)

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Jessica April 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

A dough-like batter…I like it. They turned out FABULOUS. Thank you!!

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Let Me Eat Cake April 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

i’m on a lemon baking craze because my kitchen is overflowing with lemons i got from my grandma so up next these cookie!

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Rachel Rose April 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

These look so pretty and light. The ricotta makes me curious, very appealing!

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jamie {green beans & grapefruit} April 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I had lemon ricotta pancakes the other day and they were great! Since then, I’ve been craving all things lemon ricotta-it’s a great combo!

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erin @ yummy supper April 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

Adrianna, going off cable is brutal. We are totally out of it too. We now watch old seasons as they come out on dvd – talk about missing out on the cable show jokes. By the time we watch the episodes, they are already old school.
And thanks for the tip on Blood Bones and Butter. Great title!
xo
E

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Emma April 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The more i read your blog the more I love it!! These look amazing too and all the rest!
I want more! I have to follow you :)
Emma x
http://eminhapinto.blogspot.com

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cynthia April 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

That is so brave, I could not imagine living w/o my DirecTV!
My opinion – Shahs of Sunset = awful in a good way
Those cookies look delicious!

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hat methi April 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I had lemon ricotta pancakes the other day and they were great! Since then, I’ve been craving all things lemon ricotta-it’s a great combo! ( me too )

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