Italian Ricotta Cookies

Italian Ricotta Cookies, the easiest cookie to make for all holidays ans special occasions.

BTW, by just changing the color of the sprinkles, these cookies can be adapted for holidays, weddings, bridal showers, communions, etc.


For 5 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • Christmas sprinkles for decorating


  1. Cookies:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and  butter until blended.
    3. Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
    4. At medium speed, beat in ricotta, vanilla, and eggs until well combined.
    5. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; beat until dough forms.
    6. Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft).
    7. Bake all your cookies.
  2. Icing:
    1. In small bowl, stir powdered sugar and milk until smooth. With small teaspoon, spread icing on cookies. Decorate with Christmas sprinkles.
    2. Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely.
  3. Storage Suggestions:
    1. Store the cookies in an airtight container. The cookies do not need to be refrigerated. For best results frost them the night before serving.



Recipe Notes

Can also make with almond flavoring or lemon flavoring!


Thursday, 24 December 2020
Sooooo simple yet very, very scrumptious!!! - new york
Saturday, 30 November 2019
I made these cookies today for the first time. Delish. Can they be frozen before or after frosting?...
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- flagrandma
Thursday, 21 November 2019
My grandma passed over 15 years ago and we were left with very little recipes as she baked and cooke...
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- ShellhasaBell
Friday, 04 October 2019
These are amazing. - Naples Rider
Sunday, 23 December 2018
This recipe is wonderful! - Jodycorso
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
For decades I've been looking for the cookie recipe with a unique taste that my mama used to make - ...
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- RobertoPicone
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Love them! Turned out perfect! - Kstelmar
Monday, 19 November 2018
Delicious, my grand girls love helping to make these, and want some without icing!! I love heari...
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- mommafoso
Monday, 12 November 2018
These cookies are fantastic!! They melt in your mouth! My kids ate them before they were frosted! - Mgscpa91
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