Ricotta Cookies

This recipe was sent to from visitor, Maria Caccamise. Maria tells us:

“This delicious recipe is real crowd pleaser any time of the year. It’s easy to make and has a unique flavor.”


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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For the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
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Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time and beat thoroughly. Add

ricotta and vanilla; beat 1 minute.

Sift together dry ingredients then combine with moist ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.

Drop by  teaspoon onto cookie sheet (I use a melon ball  to get a uniform size). The dough is


Bake for 11-15 minutes until bottoms are light brown.

Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the glaze until smooth.  If too thick, add a bit more milk.  You could also add lemon zest for additional lemony flavor.

Once cooled, you can frost these with the glaze.

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