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Ricotta Cookies I Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Ricotta Cookies I

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"These are soft, chewy drop cookies. Fruit and nuts add texture and color."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and ricotta cheese. Combine the flour and salt; blend into the ricotta mixture. Stir in the candied fruit and walnuts using a wooden spoon. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Top each cookie with a pecan half.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until sides begin to brown. Remove and cool cookies on wire racks.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2002

This is a great recipe. I had leftover ricotta cheese from the Christmas holiday and was looking for a recipe to use up the cheese. WOW. What a good cookie. Don't forget to add the baking soda --- this is left out of the directions. Thank you Carmen

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2010

I modified this and used butter flavored shortening plus I used only chocolate chips instead of fruit and nuts. Still tasted good, kinda like a muffin top.


7 Ratings

Mar 17, 2007

These are the absolute favourite cookie in our house. I only use fresh made ricotta and sometimes add pecans or walnuts for a change. They are quick and easy and don't last long!!

Jan 05, 2007

I'm sorry, I wasn't that crazy about this cookie. Didn't like how they were so soft the next day and there really wasn't enough fruit and nuts in it.

Sep 05, 2012

I made this cookie with leftover Ricotta Cheese. Very soft and chewy. I made a few changes. I used margarine instead of butter, used dried cranberries instead of candied fruit and used pecans in the recipe along with on top. I also dusted them with powdered sugar when they were cool.

Jul 16, 2012

not bad...had some leftover ricotta. used it to make a bunch of these...a bit bland. next time i will add more spice.


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  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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