ricotta cookie recipe | via: bekuh b.

A family tradition, celebrated only once a year with the delighted oohs and aahhs of everyone who gets to enjoy them. They're my Grandma's delicious batch of fluffy, pastel-colored Ricotta Cookies. As a child I would sit in eager anticipation of our Easter meal together because I knew that at the end of it at least two cookies would be mine. It probably sounds strange, ricotta in cookies, but these are the most heavenly sweets you'll ever taste.

For a really long time I thought my Grandma was only person in the world who could have thought up something this delicious, but in recent years she let slip that she actually found this recipe in a newspaper years and years ago. It was upon this revelation that I first decided to share this closely guarded family recipe and now I'm ready to share it again, with you:

spring ricotta cookies recipe | via: bekuh b.


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 LB Butter
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 LB Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Icing Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsps of Butter
  • 5 Cups of sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 5 Tbsps of Milk 


Cream together butter & sugar. Beat in Eggs. Blend in Ricotta & Vanilla. Stir Flour, Baking Soda & Salt together. Add to Creamed Mixture & beat well. Drop by tsp onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake @350 for 12 minutes. Reduced to 10 minutes if cookies get brown. Spread icing on cooled cookies.