Creative Cooking Italian Recipes

Jacob's Ricotta Cheese Cookies


I made this Italian cookie recipe in March 2013 in creative cooking. I picked this recipe because it was something different that I have never tried before so I wanted to try it out.


This recipe's yield is two dozen cookies.

Ingredients/ Equipment

Cookie ingredients:

1/2 cup of butter

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/2 pound ricotta cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Icing Ingredients:

1/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon butter

1/4 teaspoon shortening

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract

1/4 cup candy sprinkles

Step 1

Preheat the oven and grease cookie sheets.

Step 2

In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

Step 3

In a large bowl cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and the sugar, beat in the egg, then stir in the ricotta cheese and vanilla.

Step 4

Combine the flour mixture with the cheese mixture, then drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.

Step 5

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, switch the cookie sheets on the oven levels halfway through, once taken out leave them on the baking sheet for five minutes before putting them on the cooling racks.

Step 6

To make the icing warm the milk, the 1/4 teaspoon of butter, and the shortening in a small saucepan. Stir occasionally over medium heat until all solids are melted. Then remover from heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar and lemon extract.

Step 7

Dip each cookie into the icing, then dip the cookies into the sprinkles.


I really liked this recipe, the cookies were very flavorful. One thing I might change would be to put in a little less lemon in the icing. Although I do think instead of lemon, next time I will use orange extract.