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Ricotta Cookies

These Ricotta Cookies are super soft and fluffy. Then, add a drizzle of icing and you have the perfect cookie! We love these cookies… so much so that we even like them without the frosting! Give them a try and see which way you like them best or do some of each like us.

Ricotta Cookies

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How to Make Ricotta Cookies

Ricotta Cookies are pretty simple to make but will require a little bit of time since this recipe makes a large amount of cookies. The ingredients you need are:

  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk or Water
  • Sprinkles (optional)

To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add ricotta cheese, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.

Next, drop dough in tablespoon size balls onto ungreased baking sheet. I like to use a scoop to get uniform-sized cookies. Bake 8-12 minutes or until slightly golden. Move cookies onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Ricotta Cookies

While cookies are cooling, make icing by combining the powdered sugar with water or milk. Slowly add the liquid so the icing isn’t too thin. Once cookies are completely cool ice them and top with sprinkles if desired. Ice the cookies on the cooling rack so any excess can drip off. Place parchment or plastic wrap under rack to make for easy clean up.

Ricotta Cookies

How to Store Cookies

Once the icing is set, store the cookies in an airtight container. Cookies should be fresh for 7-10 days at room temperature.

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Ricotta Cookies

Ricotta Cookies

Yield: 5-6 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Super soft ricotta cookies with a light glaze.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour 
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

For the icing

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water or milk
  • sprinkles, optional 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add ricotta cheese, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well combined.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Drop dough in tablespoon size balls onto ungreased baking sheet and cook 8-12 minutes or until slightly golden.
  6. Move cookies onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. While cookies are cooling, make icing by combining the powdered sugar with water or milk. Slowly add the liquid so the icing isn't too thin.
  8. Once cookies are completely cool ice them and top with sprinkles if desired. Ice the cookies on the cooling rack so any excess can drip off. Place parchment or plastic wrap under rack to make for easy clean up.
  9. Once icing is set, store cookies in an airtight container.

Notes

Cookies are also delicious without icing!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

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Ricotta Cookies

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