Italian Ricotta Cookies

My Italian Ricotta Cookies are incredibly soft with a fluffy texture, delicious, and absolutely perfect for any holiday, but they’re especially perfect for Christmas.

My Italian Ricotta Cookies are incredibly soft with a fluffy texture, delicious, and absolutely perfect for any holiday, but they’re especially perfect for Christmas.

 

Countdown to Christmas Cookies – Week 2

Just seven more weeks until Christmas eve! Can you believe it? Yeah, me either! So, y’all I’m here to help! Here is Week 2 of my Countdown to Christmas Cookie Series – Italian Ricotta Cookies.

Y’all are you starting to get in the baking mood?

I AM!  I’ve been baking some different cookie recipes to see which ones I want to bring to all of the upcoming cookie exchanges. Now I don’t know about y’all but I look at participating in a cookie swap as a way I can stock up on goodies without being in the kitchen for days.

These Italian Ricotta Cookies will be a new favorite holiday tradition and everyone will ask you for the recipe.

Y’all these are seriously another one of my all-time favorite cookies, and truly not just for the holiday season. They are so good. Now I know y’all are thinking these cookies have been done a million times and in a million different ways, and you’re right; BUT, this is my own personal take on them and what I think tastes the best!

Step 1

Mix.

Step 2

Chill.

Step 3

Roll into balls.

Step 4

Bake.

Step 7

Glaze and Sprinkle.

My Italian Ricotta Cookies are incredibly soft with a fluffy texture, delicious, and absolutely perfect for any holiday, but they’re especially perfect for Christmas.

 

Craving more deliciousness? Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for new posts, updates and more. You can also contact me with any questions, comments or inquiries!

My Italian Ricotta Cookies are incredibly soft with a fluffy texture, delicious, and absolutely perfect for any holiday, but they’re especially perfect for Christmas.
0 from 0 votes
Print

Italian Ricotta Cookies

My Italian Ricotta Cookies are incredibly soft with a fluffy texture, delicious, and absolutely perfect for any holiday, but they’re especially perfect for Christmas.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cookie, italian, ricotta
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 308 kcal

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 2 large eggs

Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp butter salted or unsalted, melted
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice or 1 1/4 tsp almond extract and more milk as needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. For the cookies
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter, granulated sugar and lemon zest until pale and fluffy (scrape down sides and bottom of bowl occasionally throughout entire mixing process).
  4. Mix in ricotta and vanilla extract then blend in eggs one at a time.
  5. Set mixer on low speed and slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees during last 20 minutes of dough chilling. Scoop chilled dough out 1 Tbsp at a time and shape into balls, drop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes until underside of cookies are golden.
  9. Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cool dip tops of cookies in glaze and return to wire rack, immediately add sprinkles if using.
  11. Allow glaze to set at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Ricotta Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.

© TheyCallMeMamaD.com Unauthorized use of this material without written permission from Carrie Ditton is strictly prohibited unless for personal offline purposes. Single photos may be used, provided that full credit is given to TheyCallMeMamaD.com along with a link back to the original content.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating