Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate

I saw this recipe on another blog called Two Peas and Their Pod, they looked so yummy and when I noticed I had ricotta in the frig I was all over this. Chocolate and orange, they make a lovely couple.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups ricotta cheese
3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1 orange, zested

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp orange juice

1 cup dark chocolate, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.

The the bowl of a stand mixer mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time mixing until incorporated. Add ricotta and orange zest and orange juice. Mix well. Add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Spoon about a tbsp of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden around edges. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack, cool completely.

Whisk the powdered sugar and juice in a bowl until smooth. Use the back of a spoon to spread the glaze over cookies. (about 1/2 tsp of glaze per cookie) Let glaze harden for about 5 minutes. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let set up.

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