Italian Pink Ricotta Cookies Tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I made these cookies for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These pink symboled Ricotta cookies are a symbol of getting your checkup for early detection to prevent breast cancer.

The benefit was a donation to build that awareness and raise money to find a cure.

These Ricotta Cookies are easy to make and perfect to donate to this cause.

Just take a look and follow the directions on making the symbol with icing on each pink-tinted cookie.

Italian Pink Ricotta Cookies

1 stick margarine, softened ( any kind that's recommended by the American Heart Society)

2 cups sugar

2 eggs 1 (15-ounce) container Whole Milk or Light Ricotta Cheese

1 teaspoon of lemon extract

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 cups of confectionery sugar

2 tablespoons of shortening

1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract

3 tablespoons milk keep adding by drops until it makes a smooth stream, if too thick. Beat till spreadable.

Frost cooled cookies with white frosting. Make separate batch of pink frosting to go over the top of the white.

one drop of red food coloring or use beet dye which is natural coloring

Beat margarine and sugar together till light. Put all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Stir Ricotta into the margarine and cheese, then add one egg at a time and blend together. Gently mix the dry ingredients in till blended adding drops of red food coloring for pink coloring. Drop by teaspoons full on a greased cookie sheet. Bake till the edges are slightly brown, and cookies are set about 10 to 15 minutes.

Early detection early cure, know the first warning signs..... a lump... don't wait.


  1. Delicious cookies and admirable thought. Have a great day dear, bye

  2. They look lovely and delicious!xxx

  3. Thanks for making raising awareness so delicious!

  4. A beautiful cookie with a great statement!

  5. You know you had me at Ricotta :) What wonderful way to share awareness for such a horrible disease. Thanks!

  6. Awesome cookies for a great cause! Delicious.

  7. Ricotta cookies, I think that us why Italians are so happy, they can sneak cheese into anything and make it taste good.

  8. These cookies look so cute and even better that they are for a great cause!

  9. How cute are these?! Lovely job and such a great tribute! :)

  10. Such a lovely tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness, Claudia!
    Your cookies are a "labor of love"...lovely, and delicious!

  11. Claudia, your warmth shines right through these delicious cookies.
    You are so dedicated...especially with those intricate ribbons ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  12. Those are darling and for a great cause.

  13. What yummy, beautiful cookies to increase awareness during breast cancer month! Wonderful post, my friend~

  14. I am putting up Bake with Bizzy, later today. Please link these up. The message is important and the cookie is pretty.

  15. Such a great cause. Thanks for making these! Anyone who raises awareness is a winner in my book!

  16. Love ricotta cookies and the pink ribbon :)

  17. What a beautiful cookie and tribute. Blessings, Catherine xo


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