Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an old family recipe. These cookies are delicious and can be decorated according to the holiday/occasion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and ricotta cheese with electric mixer on medium speed for 10 minutes.
  2. Gradually add sugar. Blend.
  3. Add eggs. Blend.
  4. Separately mix flour, baking soda and salt and gradually add to batter. Blend.
  5. Roll batter into small balls, a little smaller than a Dunkin Donuts Munchkin. You should have enough cookies for two cookie sheets.
  6. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet with no sides at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. For frosting, mix egg whites, powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until well-blended.
  9. Frost cookies.
  10. Add sprinkles to cookies.
  11. Wait a few minutes for frosting to set.
  12. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

This is one of the cookies I brought to our family cookie exchange. I used this recipe because it called for 1 cup of ricotta cheese which is what I had on hand. A very light, mild tasting cookie. Everyone loved these, even the kids. I was worried about using egg whites in the frosting so I used milk.

4 5

I reduced the sugar a tad and did not use icing, but these are really delicious cookies.