Italian Ricotta Cookies

A family recipe that is sure to please!

A family recipe that is sure to please!

Ricotta cookies
italian cheese cookies
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup butter(2 sticks) softened
  3. 1 15 oz. Container Ricotta cheese
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 4 cups flour
  7. 2 tablespoons baking powder
  8. 1 teaspoons salt
  9. 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
  10. 3 tablespoons milk
  11. powder sugar, frosting and sprinkles, or just frosting.
Instructions
  1. For the dough: Starting off with adding in sugar, ricotta cheese, vanilla,eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, confectioners sugar and milk. After all ingredients are added in that order, begin to mix until dough becomes thick and evenly mixed together.
  2. When dough's created, take teaspoon amounts of dough and roll them into a ball with your hands. Place the ball on a 15" baking sheet. Continue until baking sheet is filled.
  3. When all of the dough balls are set on the baking sheet, set oven to 350 degrees and let them bake for 15 minutes.
  4. When the timer goes off, remove from oven and let the cookies cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Decorating: When the cookies are done cooling, choose between frosting, powder sugar or leave them plain! if you decide on the powder sugar, put the sugar into a metal strainer and lightly tap over the cookies. Have fun with these and make them your own.
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Yes, you read the name correct! I will be giving you a family recipe of Italian cheese cookies called Ricotta cookies (ri-goth-tha)!

 

Ricotta cheese cookies have been in my family’s life for generations. Yes, Ricotta is an Italian cheese but please consider the following. Delicious is an understatement for these light, airy, and sweet treats. At only 90 calories a cookie makes it that much sweeter! Indulge and enjoy.

They are even better right out of the oven while they are crunchy on the outside yet soft and light on the inside! Perfect with ice cream or dare I say dipped in Nutella! Dare to try them with whatever satisfies your tastebuds! 

A lot of people are turned off when they hear “cheese” cookies, but ricotta cheese does not have that distinct of a taste like other italian cheeses. The cheese helps keep the cookie light and airy! I love them specifically for the reason that they are sweet but not too sugary, and low in calories! They are perfect for your sweet tooth and your waist line! My personal advice is to just take the little amount of time to make them and enjoy. Dont knock it till you try it, most people have and they regret it as soon as they have just one little taste! 

I hope this recipe was easy to follow and will be present at your next wine night with the ladies, family event, or just because it is sunday and smelling something baking in the oven makes the day that much better! As always Mangiare e godere! Eat and enjoy!!!

A family recipe that is sure to please!

A family recipe that is sure to please!