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Ricotta Cookies on a cooling rack

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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