I made MJ's Dinner Party chicken yesterday and I want to publicly say thank you to MJ for sharing that one. Big hit with the family (btw, my vegetarian daughter is away at school, if you haven't guessed).
Anyway, take a look, aren't they pretty?
This was before they went into the oven. Another thing MJ was right about - the house smelled wonderful as they baked.
We loved the chicken, and I loved how easy it was to put this delicious dish together. I would be delighted to serve this to guests. It's elegant and tasty. A win-win.
When I was shopping for this recipe's ingredients I realized I'd forgotten to write down how much ricotta cheese I needed.
To be on the safe side, I asked for a pound and the lovely young woman behind the counter gave me a very healthy pound. Almost 1.25. MJ's recipe calls for 3/4 cup, which means I had a lot left over.
What to make with the extra?
I searched Allrecipes.com and ifood.tv for recipes containing ricotta and I found this one:
You can get the recipe by clicking the title above. I would normally type it in its entirety here, but I can't, in good conscience, do that this time. This recipe belongs to the person who posted it at Allrecipes and I didn't change a thing.
If I adapt a recipe I have no problem posting it here, but this one I followed step by step and it would be unfair to take credit for it.
I will tell you that these cookies are wonderful. I used to make something my neighbor always called Italian cookies and we loved them, but they're a lot of work. A lot of work.
These ricotta cookies taste a great deal like my Italian cookies. The only difference is that these are soft. So far, one of my daughters prefers these. I'll check with the rest of the family, assuming this batch lasts that long! I have to tell you - my daughter likes them enough that she's encouraging me to make a fresh batch for Easter.
Simple, and easy to pull together assuming you have ricotta cheese in the house. BTW - I halved the recipe because I didn't have enough for a full one.
So, from MJ's Party Chicken leftovers we get Cookies!
How fun is that?
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