Ricotta cookies are a family favorite, so we make them in bulk during the holiday season. They’re thick and chewy, but not too dense, almost like mini cakes. My friends are skeptical when I tell them that my favorite cookies are made with ricotta cheese. But after the first bite, they taste how it’s perfectly incorporated into the recipe. These cookies aren’t hard to make, so give it a try.

Ricotta Cookies

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:48 cookies
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cup white flour
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Photo by Marissa Ferrara
Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 1

    Add softened sticks of butter and sugar into a stand mixer.

     

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 2

    Mix together until combined.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 3

    Add eggs and vanilla extract. Continue to mix.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 4

    Add the ricotta cheese into the mixture.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 5

    Mix again and scrape off the sides of the bowl to make sure that all the ingredients are combined.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 6

    Pour in flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until the a doughy consistency is reached.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 7

    Roll dough into balls and place on a nonstick pan or a greased baking sheet.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 8

    Place cookies in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 9

    Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 10

    Meanwhile, combine the confectioner’s sugar and milk in small bowl. Stir until frosting mixture is smooth.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 11

    Dip each cookie into the frosting and top off with rainbow sprinkles.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara
  • Step 12

    Allow a few minutes for the frosting to dry, and then enjoy.

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    Photo by Marissa Ferrara