Mom's Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Lemon ricotta cookies are light with a lemony flavor. The ricotta makes them moist not dry and with a little frosting the perfect sweetness,

Mom made these often, even though they were a traditional Easter cookie. They were my dad's favorite cookie. He loved lemon flavored.  We got to enjoy these all year long.
cookies made with ricotta and lemon frosted with sprinkles

Mom's lemon ricotta cookies are perfect for a Italian wedding tray. She would make white frosting with small sliver candies on top. Great for holiday, coordinate frosting colors to match the theme of whatever holiday, event or party your giving.

 I made blue for baby boy showers, pink for a girl and even yellow when you don't know the sex.  Really can get creative. I even did red white and blue glitter sugars for the 4th of July once.

 Great for giving as a gift as they travel well also. Mom made these often and they were one of my dad's favorite cookies.

cookies made with ricotta and lemon frosted with sprinkles

cookies made with ricotta and lemon frosted with sprinkles

A lemony flavored cookie that is light and airy not dense. They even taste good over cooked which I have been known to forget the cookies baking in the oven when I start baking!

 Hope you enjoy her recipe. Thanks mom we all miss you everyday, until we meet again we will enjoy your recipes you left behind to share with the world and you will remain forever in our kitchens and in our hearts, until we meet again...

Frosting for the lemon ricotta cookies with sprinkles

Mom's Lemon Ricotta Cookies 


Mom's Lemon Ricotta Cookie Recipe

(This recipe can be doubled):

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup ( 8 oz.) of whole milk ricotta cheese

(preferably homemade click here for mom's recipe)

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (I like more than the recipe called for so I add a little more) I have also made them with anisette or rum flavored both delicious.

pinch of salt

1 stick of butter softened

(see frosting garnish below)

Cream the butter and sugar together for around 2 minutes. Add the ricotta, mix to blend. Add the eggs and stir till smooth. This is all done by hand no mixer. Add the, flour, flavorings and baking soda last folding in the peel.

Heat oven to 350 degrees, I place these 2 inches apart dropped with a teaspoon on parchment paper. Bake until bottoms and edges begin to brown around 12 to 15 minutes.


2 cups powdered sugar

drops of hot water to make a thin frosting

grated lemon peel optional

Mix the water a little at a time until the frosting runs a small stream, add peel if using around 1/2 teaspoon.

Dip hot cookies into the frosting and sprinkle with colored candies.
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1 comment

  1. I see these all over the web around the holidays. I need to add these to my baking list!!


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