The ricotta brownies didn’t work out, but as the day wore on, I became even more determined to get rid of the last small bit of ricotta cheese. At one point, it occurred to me that I had a dog who might like it, but that seemed like cheating. I had to do something with it, so I went to Recipezaar, selected “Ingredients” used the key word “Ricotta” and came up with an interesting cookie made with ricotta cheese and Wheaties cereal – another ingredient I was trying to use efficiently.
The recipe was posted by someone who hadn’t tried it, but another kind person left a 5 star review and pointed out how nutritious the cookies were. I had 40 minute to kill so I made a quick half batch of cookies. All in all, they were not bad. They’re definitely more of a breakfast or snack type thing and not a dessert – unless you like really dense/wheaty/cinnamony things for dessert. They kind of reminded me of muffin tops, actually…..just not quite as cakey. My only complaint was, they seemed strangely salty and I used the exact amount of salt called for.