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Ravioli Dolci Recipe


Ravioli Dolci                



"Sweet ravioli" is a tasty cherry filled cookie with in delicate cookie "pasta". A food processor will help assemble this cookie quickly. Also, Marsala wine is particularly nice in this recipe. Cookies may also be deep-fried.
Recipe by: The Cookie Tin

Ingredients:
5 ounces butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg
1/3 cup chilled dry wine
3/4 pound ricotta cheese
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
zest of 1/2 lemon
1 cup cherry preserves
1 beaten egg
powdered sugar, optional

Method:
Rub together butter, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until mixture is crumbly. Mix in egg and wine. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile make filling by combining the ricotta, sugar, lemon zest, and cherry preserves. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Roll out dough between two pieces of wax paper until 1/4"-1/8" in thickness. Carefully remove the top sheet of wax paper. Cut dough into rectangles (these will fold over to make squares. Put some filling in the "center" of the side of the rectangle. Fold over the rectangle to make a square. Squeeze ends closed and press all sides with a fork. Place on a baking sheet about 2" apart and brush tops with beaten egg. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet 2-3 minute then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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