Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy ricotta cookies recipe? Learn how to make ricotta cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by randalle

Makes 36 servings



These soft Italian-style cookies are a hit with everyone. The ricotta keeps them moist, and the recipe yields a large batch, which is great since the baked cookies freeze so well. Do not freeze the unbaked dough. You can decorate them with chopped candied cherries, colored sugar or candy sprinkles.

Recipe Ingredients for ricotta cookies

2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
15 ounces ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk

Recipe Directions for ricotta cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bow, with the mixer a low speed, beat the sugar and butter until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Reduce speed to medium and beat in the ricotta, vanilla and eggs.

  3. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat until dough forms.

  4. Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart; onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft). With spatula, remove cookies to wire rack to cool.

  5. When cookies are cool, prepare icing. In small bowl, stir confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. With small spreader, spread icing on cookies; place a candied cherry piece on top of each cookie or sprinkle with colored sugar or candy sprinkles.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
122mg
5%
Potassium
121mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
27.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
16.2g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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