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Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Take you Spring brunch to the next level with the authentic lemon ricotta cookies make with lovely sprinkles for a very light and fun cookie. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 34 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cookies, Ricotta
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Aprilgolightly


Ricotta Cookies



Ricotta Cookies

  • Start by taking out the butter so that it has time to soften. It will usually take 30 minutes at room temperature. 
  • Zest the lemon and prepare measure out the ingredients while you wait for the butter to soften. Also, get out the sand mixer and line the cookie sheets. 
  • While the butter softens, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt until combined and set aside. 
  • In a stand mixer using a paddle attachment, cream the softened butter adding in the sugar and lemon zest until the mixture is fluffy. 
  • Add the ricotta cheese and vanilla extract into the stand mixer with the sugar and butter mixture.  
  • Then, blend in eggs one at a time.
  • Set mixer on low speed and slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined. 
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 2 hours or up to 2 days. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees during last 20 minutes of dough chilling.
  • Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out the cookie batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 12 - 14 minutes. 
  • When the cookies are done, cool them on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. 
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once the cookies are cooled, dip the tops in the icing and let them drip before you return to the wire rack. 
  • Add the sprinkles right after you dip them. 
  • Then, allow glaze to set at room temperature. It should not take longer than 20 minutes. 


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg