Silky Ricotta Cheese Cookies

"I stumbled on these cookies along time ago, when I was looking to fill Christmas baskets. They are truly wonderful and sinfully rich."
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
photo by *Parsley*
Ready In:
4 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream together sugar and butter.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Beat eggs in one at a time.
  • Sift flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Add to creamed mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the ricotta cheese.
  • **Usually here I add butterscotch chips or chips of your liking (raspberry chips are my favorite).
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a non-stick cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Frost if desired.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Frances D.
    Can this recipe be printed?


  1. txn_mommy
    Wonderful little tea-cake like cookies. So rich, and the best vanilla flavor ever! Definitely a keeper that will be a wonderful addition to my Christmas cookie baskets, and so easy too! Thank you so much for posting this one. :-)
  2. Chef Mommie
    This is very good but let me emphasize again- it is cake-like! If you love cake you will love it. It is like having little individual pieces of cake. You will need a havy duty mixer as it put a big strain on my regular one. The most important thing to know in choosing this "cookie" is one more time- "it is CAKE-LIKE".
  3. *Parsley*
    We really enjoyed these cookies. They came out puffy, moist and cake-like, and they are not overly sweet. I didn't add any chips or nuts, but I did add a drop of lemon extract. Yummy! Thanx for posting these cookies; I'll make them again.
  4. sunny sheila
    I found these cake like cookies very good and not to sweet.You would never know that they have ricotta cheese in them. You can add all kinds of things to them. Any kind of chip or nuts.I even put some very well drined pinapple in one batch.I think you could try using lemon or orange or any extract in place of the vanilla and add some zest.I will be playing with this one alot. Thank Jules211
  5. Melissa D.
    Delicious little tea cookies, I substituted almond extract for the vanilla - the taste is reminiscent of the desserts I remember growing up in Hartford's Little Italy.


  1. Betty H.
    I used pastry flour, coconut sugar, almond extract and added 1 tbsp. lemon zest..put an pecan half on top when I pulled them from the over...yummy
  2. Melissa D.
    Delicious little tea cookies, I substituted almond extract for the vanilla - the taste is reminiscent of the desserts I remember growing up in Hartford's Little Italy.
  3. 5 Mule Team
    Great recipe! I was searching for a recipe to use ricotta we'd bought on sale before it went bad and was happy to find something besides the typical pasta dishes. I followed the recipe exactly but I think around Christmas time, I may venture to replace the vanilla extract with peppermint extract. We did the first batch as the teaspoon sized cookies, which would be great for parties and such, but then we went to 1/2 tablespoon/tablespoon size so that we could get them done quicker! (We only have one cookie mat) :)<br/><br/>I had originally thought that I'd sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar or let my daughters frost some, but there's no need. We all loved them as is, my girls said they taste like cake! The cook temp./time was spot on too.


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