Italian Christmas Frosted Cookies

"Old fashioned Italian Christmas cookies. Very easy to make and yummy too! This recipe was adopted from Taste of Home."
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Ready In:
96 cookies




  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in ricotta and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies and immediately decorate with sprinkles. Store in the refrigerator.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lynnjrud
    I can't tolerate ricotta cheese can you use Cottage cheese?


  1. kcarey44
    Tasty cookies and batter made almost what was expected. Our problem was that cook time along with oven temperature did not match. We had to increase cooking time to be sure cookies were done but the bottoms got a bit brown. Not sure how to fix this. Frosting on top of the cookies was delish. Overall a really good recipe!
  2. anniesnomsblog
    I've never made ricotta cookies before so was really looking forward to the finished cookies! This does make a lot of cookies, but they're delicious and so more-ish! I used some cute little snow flakes and Christmas coloured sprinkles to ensure they were festive enough. Just brilliant, they're really little cookies, so it's incredibly easy to eat 5!!
  3. wendy
    This cookie recipe made a lot of cookies! They were excellent too! We adjusted this recipe for high altitude (6000 feet and above) by adding 1 Tablespoon of water when we put in the ricotta cheese and vanilla. We also added 2 tablespoons flour to the 4 cups of flour. The oven temperature was put at 325 degrees instead of 350 degrees. They came out great! Thanks for this delicious recipe.
  4. Shoos Food
    My wife LOVES these. They are like little bites of Vanilla Cake. We use a tablespoon of vanilla instead of 2 teaspoons. No other changes. Really, really good cookies
  5. Schooter
    These were really cakey and reminded me of sugar cookies. They are really easy to make and the batter was amazing.



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