Italian Ricotta-Cheese Cookies

I am sorry I never take pictures from begging to end with the recipes, but I forget I’m doing this for the blog…  I will try to be more mindful next time…

This recipe came from one of my girlfriend’s grandmother.  Grandma use to bake them often and we enjoyed the warm cookies right out of the oven, but cooled were just as good…  Even better when icing and crystal sugar was added… 

Trying to get into the Valentine spirit…

Ricotta Cookies

  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 c margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 container ricotta cheese (15 oz)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Red sugar crystal if making it for Valentine’s Day


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat sugar and margarine or butter until blended at low-speed. Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.  Beat in ricotta, vanilla, and eggs until well combined at medium speed. Add flour, baking powder, and salt at low-speed; beat until dough forms. 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. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool.

When cookies are cool, prepare icing: In small bowl, stir confectioner’s sugar and milk until smooth. Spread icing on cookies using a spatula; sprinkle with red sugar crystals. Can also use a cookie cutter in shape of a heart to give it a special effect for Valentine.

Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely, about 1 hour.

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Love to read, write, and meditate. I Also have a creative side. I enjoy crafting and designing and when I want action, then I dance.
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