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Ricotta Cookies III

"This is a delicious light & fluffy cookie with a hint of lemon in the frosting. The ricotta cheese gives them a heavenly texture."
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30 m servings 172 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1 cup of butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the ricotta cheese and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, stir into the ricotta mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting warm the milk, 1/2 teaspoon of butter and shortening, in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until solids are melted. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar and lemon extract. Dip each cookie into the icing then dip in colored sugar or sprinkles.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 235 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Great Italian Christmas cookie. For those of you who make it and don't know what to expect...these are not intended to have a flavor explosion; they are about the texture and mild sweetness. S...

Most helpful critical review

These are good cookies. The lemon flavor is really good. The flavor kind of reminds me of Fruit Loops.

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Great Italian Christmas cookie. For those of you who make it and don't know what to expect...these are not intended to have a flavor explosion; they are about the texture and mild sweetness. S...

I needed to use up a bunch of ricotta, so I tried this. Light & fluffy, a perfect cookie with tea. After reading reviews I decided to be skimpy on the icing (because of complaints about it being...

These cookies are great - like mini cakes! My only complaint is the icing, which I think tastes a little "fake" with the lemon extract. I experimented and found what I think is a better altern...

Five stars to the cookie, two to the icing. To the person who asked for a better icing recipe, I have one that I use on ALL cookies. To the 4 cups of conf sugar, add 2 heaping Tbl. of "Just Whit...

Delicious, light, fluffy cookies! My friends and family loved these!

The raw dough was the best part of the recipe...I couldn't stop snitching spoonfuls with that great ricotta flavor! I added grated lemon peel to the dough, which enhanced the flavor a lot. Th...

I have made these coolies several times and they always receive raves. I originally made them with almond extract in place of the lemon and I still prefer them that way. But I made them along w...

These were incredible!! They literally disappeared when I served them. I will be making these for the holidays. Thanks for a great recipe.

Another WINNER! My kids couldn't stop eating these! My daughter even did the glaze and sprinkles. Light, delicate and best with the glaze since the cookie isn't real sweet.