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Denise's Italian Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: cookies
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ricotta cookies
Servings: 96 cookies
Calories: 80kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 1 lb. butter
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lb. ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • multicolored nonpareils


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  • Mix butter and granulated sugar together then add in 3 eggs. Beat until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cheese and vanilla. Beat into butter mixture.
  • In another bowl, mix the salt, soda, and flour together, then stir dry ingredients into the ricotta and butter mixture.
  • Drop dough by spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Cookies will spread slightly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, alternating racks as needed so that cookies turn a golden brown.
  • Cool and then frost cookies by mixing powdered sugar with milk (adjust amount of milk as needed) to form a thick, smooth glaze. Add multicolored nonpareils to tops.