Italian Ricotta Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Montana Heart Song

This recipe contains the grated rind of one orange. Almost 6 dozen cookies. The frosting has orange juice instead of milk. Place cooled cookies in glass jars with lids and freeze. Perfect for gift giving. I save pickle jars for filling.

Top Review by JennH8603

My mother-in-law recently mentioned how much she loved ricotta cookies so I decided I wanted to surprise her and make some. I came across this recipe, got all the ingredients, and made these ricotta cookies for my mother-in-law. She LOVED them! She said they were even better than the family recipe she had been eating for years. <br/><br/>Not only did she love them but everyone else did too! They were fabulous! I would give this recipe more stars if I could. Easy to make and easy to eat, this recipe is a must-have in my recipe box. Thank you for sharing it! <br/><br/>Note: I guess I made my cookies smaller than the recipe called for so I got 121 ricotta cookies! Perfect for a Christmas party, or any other type of get-together! I plan on making these next week for my family's Christmas party - I think I'll top them with red and green sprinkles for a holiday touch! Thanks again! <br/><br/>I would highly recommend these to anybody!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar and salt.
  2. Add eggs and ricotta cheese, vanilla and grated orange rind.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda together in another bowl.
  4. Add to batter in three additions.
  5. Preheat oven 350*.
  6. Drop by teaspoon of dough on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 10 minutes until edges lightly browned.
  8. Cool on racks.
  9. Mix frosting ingredients. Spread on cool cookies.

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