Monday, December 20, 2010

Ricotta Cookies

Here is another great cookie recipe that I tried for the first time this year. The recipe has ricotta cheese in it and the cookies bake up nice and light and not too sweet!

Ricotta Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon each baking soda and baking powder

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Silver sprinkles

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg, ricotta cheese and vanilla, beating well after each addition.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; stir into ricotta mixture.

Drop by generous 1 Tablespoon measure, about 2 inches apart, onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake in 350 degree F oven until bottoms are golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to racks and let cool.

Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter; beat in icing sugar until thick and creamy. Beat in vanilla. Spread over tops of cookies; decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until icing is firm, about 30 minutes.

Makes about 36 totally yummy cookies!


  1. These are really good! I might have to make some before Christmas!


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