Spoon in bowl of cookie dough
Take The Mess Out Of Cannolis By Piping The Filling Into Thumbprint Cookies
A classic Sicilian cannoli is a tough recipe to top, but the filling often falls out and gets messy. Instead, try making this sweet treat in the shape of a cookie.
With a crisp cookie acting as the base for the rich, creamy cannoli mixture and a few chocolate chips as a finishing touch, this recipe hits all the right notes.
Like typical thumbprint cookies, use a finger or kitchen utensil to create the divot on the surface of the dough. Bake and cool the dented cookies before adding the filling.
Use a piping bag or plastic bag with a cut corner to squeeze the ricotta mixture into the center of the set cookies for a quick and clean culinary project.
Once you've mastered the basic process, you can experiment by adding lemon zest, cinnamon, or mini chocolate chips onto the surface of your cookies for an extra boost of flavor.