Ricotta Cookies

Ricotta Cookies Recipe

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Franchi Nicola


I found this recipe at cookierecip.allrecipes.com. I make them for Christmas and I usually do not frost them. They are a light and fluffy cookies, almost cake like.


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4 dozen / 48 cookies
20 Min
10 Min


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  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    white granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 1 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    regular milk

  • 1/2 tsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon extract
  • 1/2 c
    colored candy sprinkles

How to Make Ricotta Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or use parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1 cup of butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the ricotta cheese and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, stir into the ricotta mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Frosting:
    To make the frosting warm the milk, 1/2 teaspoon of butter and shortening, in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until solids are melted. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the confectioner's sugar and lemon extract. Dip each cookie into the icing then dip in colored sugar or sprinkles.

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About Ricotta Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #ricotta

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