At any given point there is always at least a pound of ricotta in my refrigerator. I usually use it for pasta dishes, but it’s also a staple in a bunch of really excellent desserts. Ricotta cookies have to be my favorite, too. What you’ll need: 2 sticks softened unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 16 oz ricotta cheese 4 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 6-8…