Ricotta Cookies

Posted on August 14, 2011


My kids LOVE these cookies.  They are light and fluffy, with a great vanilla flavor and soft texture. They are almost like little cakes.  They are perfect for tea parties!  Because they are full of ricotta cheese, they also make a lovely afternoon snack with a class of milk.  I have been making these for years, and have forgotten where I got the original recipe.

 Ricotta Cookies 

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 15 oz container ricotta cheese (nearly 2 cups)

Cream sugar & butter.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat in half the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in remaining flour and cheese.  Drop by rounded tablespoons, 2’’ apart.  Bake at 350 about 10-12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom, but not on top.  Cool on a wire rack, then decorate with frosting, followed by a sprinkling of nutmeg.  Delicious!

For Frosting:

3 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-4 cups powdered sugar

To top: ground nutmeg

Soften cream cheese and butter, then beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and powdered sugar until it is a light, frosting-like consistency.  I am guessing on the powdered sugar; you just will need to do it to texture and taste!