Ricotta Cookies for Easter

Chris T.


This is a soft Italian-style cookie. I have had this recipe for many years and I like to make it for Easter because I can do pastel glazes on them. You can add almond extract, lemon extract, zest, or even cinnamon to the cookie dough (if you think they are a bit bland). You can flavor the glaze also. Even though traditionally they get a glaze, I have to say I LOVE them with a cream cheese frosting.

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Delicately sweet and soft, these ricotta cookies are scrumptious. They have a cake-like texture and are not overly sweet. The glaze on top adds a bit of sweetness. We tinted the glaze with Easter pastel colors, but they can be tinted for any occasion. They're almost too pretty to eat! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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makes 5-6 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 15 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 large
  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp

  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp

How to Make Ricotta Cookies for Easter


  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl (or your stand mixer bowl), at low speed, beat the sugar and butter until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  3. Reduce speed to medium and beat in the ricotta, vanilla, and eggs.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Beat until dough forms.
  6. Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart; onto the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10-15 (ovens vary) minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft).
  8. With a spatula, remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  9. When cookies are cool, prepare the icing. In a small bowl, stir confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth.
  10. Dip cooled cookies in the glaze.

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About Ricotta Cookies for Easter

Course/Dish: Cookies Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Easter
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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