Ricotta Cookies are so good!!! One bite of these and you go, mmmm!  

They are a  much sweeter cookie in comparison to the egg biscuits they resemble.  The ricotta cheese gives it a soft texture.  

This is a favorite cookie of mine. I love the texture and the strong vanilla in them.

I make them every Christmas.

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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Ricotta Cheese Cookies are so good! Soft in texture, very vanilla-y! A favorite cookie!
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 60
Calories: 110


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • With a mixer on medium speed, cream the sugar and butter.
  • Increase speed to high and beat for 5 minutes. You want it very light and fluffy.
  • Reduce to medium speed and beat in the ricotta cheese, vanilla extract, and eggs until well combined.
  • Reduce to the lowest speed and add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix it until a dough forms.
  • Drop dough by tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake about 15 minutes, or until the cookies are very lightly golden. The cookies will be slightly soft, but they firm as they cool.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack for a few minutes, then remove them to the wire rack to continue cooling.
  • Frost the tops with the GLAZE: Stir the confectioner's sugar and the milk to get a thin glaze.
  • Store the cookies covered at room temperature.


STORE: These cookies will last 1 to 2 weeks covered at room temperature.
FREEZE:   You can freeze these cookies wrapped in plastic wrap, then placed in a freezer bag or container for up to 2 months. TO DEFROST them, remove them from the freezer bags or containers and let them defrost uncovered to prevent condensation.
Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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