Saturday, July 17, 2010

Good Eats: Ricotta Cookies

Another good recipe from our class this week is for Italian Ricotta Cookies. Here's how to make them:

Ricotta Cookies

1 stick butter, softened            2 cups flour
¼ cup ricotta                          ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla                           ½ tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg

1. Combine the wet ingredients (butter, ricotta, vanilla, sugar, egg) and mix until there is no yellow of the egg yolk.

2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, b.soda, salt) in a separate bowl.

3. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet, a bit at a time. Stir only until there is no dry flour. Do not over-mix.

4. Put into rounded teaspoons full on an ungreased cookie sheet.

5. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown.

Combine milk and confectioner’s sugar in a small bowl until it is the consistency of Elmer’s Glue.

If it is too wet, add more sugar. Too dry, add more milk. You can also add lemon or almond extract.

Drizzle icing over cooled cookies. Add sprinkles while icing is still wet.


  1. yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank you for these shirt-lickin' good recipes!!!!

    John's mother

  3. That camp was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  4. Second time making these cookies since good eats ended. Love them.

  5. Hi Mr. G!!!!!
    I'm making these right now with Henry. It is my favorite cookie dough ever! But I guess the cookies are good too...
    Thanks! Hope to see you and the other teachers soon!