Ricotta Cookies

Recipe: Ricotta Cookies

This classic Italian cookie is real crowd pleaser any time of the year. It’s easy to make and has a unique flavor.


  • For the cookies:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time and beat thoroughly. Add
    ricotta and vanilla; beat 1 minute.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients then combine with moist ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet (I use a melon ball to get a uniform size). The dough is
  5. Bake for 11-15 minutes until bottoms are light brown.
  6. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the glaze until smooth. If too thick, add a bit more milk. You could also add lemon zest for additional lemony flavor.
  7. Once cooled, you can frost these with the glaze.

Personal Notes

This recipe makes a lot of cookies. It also works well halved.

Number of servings (yield): 75 cookies

Inspired By: Ricotta Cookies