italian christmas sugar cookies

★★★★★ 7
a recipe by
paula payne
Nashville, TN

I can't even remember where I learned this recipe, I have been making them every Christmas for 20 + years, and my family loves them. Using ricotta in the batter makes them so soft and almost cake-like.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you want to try a new cookie recipe this Christmas, try this simple sugar cookie. They're made with ricotta cheese which gives the tender cookie a cake-like texture. The light, creaminess of these cookies iced with frosting is irresistible. Decorate with colored sprinkles for a festive cookie.

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★★★★★ 7
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian christmas sugar cookies

  • 1 c
    soft butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg
    ricotta cheese (15 oz)
  • 3
  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pkg
    vanilla frosting
  • Christmas sprinkles

How To Make italian christmas sugar cookies

  • Butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl.
    Combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Ricotta added to the bowl.
    Then add ricotta and mix well.
  • Dry ingredients combined to make a dough and turned into balls of dough.
    Add the dry ingredients - flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix well and drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or a greased cookie sheet.
  • Cookies baking in the oven.
    Bake 350* 10 minutes or so, just barely lt golden on the edges.
  • Cookies on a cooling rack.
    Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely before putting vanilla frosting on top.
  • Frosting and decorating the sugar cookie.
    Frost, then add sprinkles. If you have any left, store them in the fridge.

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