Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easy Frosted Ricotta Cookies

These frosted ricotta cookies are so easy to make and are one of my family's favorite cookies!
Cake-like yet dense and rich, they are a nice change from crumbly or crispy type cookies. 

Match your decorative sugar sprinkles to the holiday and you have a cookie for all seasons. 
You can also substitute flavored extract (try lemon, or almond) in place of the vanilla.  


1/2 c. butter

1 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla
2 c. ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 c. flour


2 T. butter, softened
2 c. powered sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk
Decorative colored sugar sprinkles (optional)

Instructions for cookies

Preheat oven to 350 F. 
Grease cookie sheets (I use solid Crisco).
Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until mixture is creamy and fluffy.

Add the egg and mix well.
Add the ricotta cheese and mix well.
Add the baking soda, salt and flour, mixing well.
Optional: refrigerating the dough for 1-2 hours will make it less sticky and easier to 
work with.
Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls (teaspoon or tablespoon depending on the size 
cookies you prefer) onto greased cookie sheet, about two inches apart. 
Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. 
Tops of cookies do not brown so watch them closely while they are baking. 
Once finished baking, remove from cookie sheets and cool on a wire rack. 
Prepare frosting while cookies are cooling. 
Note: do not frost cookies until they are completely cooled! 

Instructions for frosting

In an electric mixer  or by hand, cream the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth and creamy. 
Add a little more milk or powdered sugar if necessary until your frosting is a spreadable.
Frost the cookies and then sprinkle with decorative sugar sprinkles. 
Store in an air tight container.  

This cookie dough is sticky but should not be wet. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls (teaspoon or tablespoon depending on the size 
cookies you prefer) onto greased cookie sheet, about two inches apart. 

Cool cookies completely before frosting

Prepare frosting while cookies are cooling

We mixed up a batch of teal icing too. We simply added a few drops of teal food coloring.

Add sprinkles immediately after frosting so that they stick.

What do you think? What's your favorite cookie?

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. Those look great! (I'm partial to chocolate chip ^_^).

    1. I'm partial to chocolate chip too, but you have to try these, they're amazing!

  2. Yummy! I am a sucker for sprinkles...always so cheery looking!

    1. Yes, and all you have to do is change the color to suit the season or holiday!


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