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Vanilla Ricotta Cookie Recipe

Vanilla Ricotta Cookies

Yield: 48 cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
This soft vanilla ricotta cookie is a holiday classic. Make these if you want a soft cake-like cookie with a simple, sweet glaze.



  • 1  cup  butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese (whole milk ricotta)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour 480 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter  salted or unsalted, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (or heavy cream)
  • 3 Tablespoons sprinkles optional



  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, CREAM the butter and sugar for 2 minutes until smooth and light in color. Slowly ADD in eggs, ricotta cheese, and vanilla. Mix until combined (about 1 minute). Scrape the sides of the bowl down as necessary.
  • In a separate bowl, COMBINE flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Gradually add to the mixer until a soft dough forms. Use a medium (2 tablespoons) cookie scoop. ROLL into balls and place on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • BAKE for 10 minutes. Edges will be slightly golden. TRANSFER to a wire rack to cool.


  • In a medium bowl, WHISK the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract. ADD cream or milk one tablespoon at a time to desired consistency.
  • SPREAD glaze over warm cookies and top with sprinkles. Let set until firm.



Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gCalcium: 28mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, cookies, glaze, ricotta cookies