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Monday, December 17, 2012

Ricotta Cookies

I love traditional Christmas cookie recipes.  Especially recipes that yield delicious and unusual cookies.  And that don't take very long to bake!

These cookies are all of that - you'll love them with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.  Here's how to make them:

Ricotta Cookies


  • 1-2/3 cup  ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • Confectioners sugar for sprinkling

In large bowl, mix ricotta, eggs, granulated sugar and vanilla until well-blended. Stir in butter. Gradually mix in flour and baking powder to form dough. Separate dough into 4 balls.

On lightly floured surface, roll each ball into 10-inch circle. Cut each circle into 8 triangular wedges. From the thicker, outer edge to the thinner, inner edge, roll each triangle into a mini croissant.

Place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.  {They really don't spread very much, so you can get all of them on two large baking sheets.  See how they don't take long to make?}

Bake in preheated 350F oven until cookies are firm and just hinting at golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Using fine-mesh sieve, dust with confectioners sugar.

Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.  Makes 32.

These cookies are not overly sweet, very tender and overall a delightful treat.  I hope you enjoy them!

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  1. These look so wonderful! They remind me of ones my grandmother made many years ago. Feel free to come by and link them up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-)

  2. These look fantastic!!
    I've never tried such cookies with ricotta in the dough. I'm definitely gonna try now
    Thanks for sharing these!!