Ricotta Cookies on a cooling rack
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Ricotta Cookies

These creamy and chewy ricotta cookies bring unbeatable texture and taste to any dessert bar! The perfect cookie for any holiday!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword How Do I Make Ricotta Cookies, How To Make Ricotta Cookies, Ricotta Cookies, Ricotta Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 223kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • candy sprinkles, jimmies, colored sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, eggs, ricotta, and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough and then roll to form balls. Arrange on prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Meanwhile, while cookies are baking, whisk together milk, confectioners' sugar, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Dip the cookies in glaze while they're still warm. Set on a wire rack and cool completely. Dip the cookies in glaze a second time and decorate with candy sprinkles, jimmies, or colored sugar. Set on a wire rack and let glaze set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/36 of the recipe | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.8mg