Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

A "little" sweet, cake like cookie with frosting. Different with the ricotta cheese but you will like them I'm sure of it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat sugar and 1 cup margarine in large bowl on medium speed til combined.
  3. Add eggs and 2 tsp vanilla beat til creamy.
  4. Add half the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Beat till well blended.
  6. Stir in the reaming flour and ricotta cheese.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350°F about 12 minutes, until BOTTOMS are browned (TOPS SHOULD NOT BROWN!).
  9. Transfer to rack to cool.
  10. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter and 1 tsp vanilla til fluffy.
  11. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing well.
  12. Spread on cooled cookie.
  13. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  14. Store frosted cookies covered in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I really liked these cookies, but they did get mixed reviews from others who I shared with. One person said they were good, but nothing she would want to make. They are almost little cakes with frosting (which is really sweet and really good). The nutmeg on top is a must. As far as the time, it took about 12 minutes for each cookie tray and I made about 6 trays, so there's an hour right there, but as I said, I liked them and will make them again. A little red or green food coloring in the frosting and they would sure look like Christmas!

Kim127 April 15, 2003

i made these cookies and were just great. A soft, sweet cake like cookie very moist and i would make these over and over again everyone I gave some too asked for the recipe i just left out the nutmeg this added a strong taste which no one cared for but without it they were a big hit

carmine ferrari December 08, 2004

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