Mom's Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Mom's 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.
These lemon ricotta cookies were my dad's favorite cookie.

He loved lemon flavored anything when it came to desserts. We got to enjoy these all year long.



Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries




Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries



Mom's Cookie Recipe



Mom's recipe for these lemon ricotta cookies are a basic delicious cookie.


They are pretty full proof even for the newest bakers out there.


An Italian cookie that is so versatile as you can add any flavoring you like!


Whether you love orange, just vanilla or even anisette flavoring, these are always a moist and tender delicious cookie.



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cookies made with ricotta and lemon frosted with sprinkles



The Best Cookies Are Always Made With Love



Mom always put so much love in her baking and cooking.


No matter who came to visit, she would always have these cookies in the freezer, ready for company.


She froze them plain and frosted them just before company came over, they always tasted like a fresh batch of cookies.




Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries



Make Them Pretty!



I made these for just about any event or Holiday


If you coordinate the colors using sprinkles, you can make them dressed up to any holiday colored theme.


I will give you more ideas below.





Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries




Mom Made These For Every Occasion




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 if you aren't sure of the gender reveal.



Just get creative and match any color theme for parties and events.



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.




Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries



Lemon Was Everyone's Favorite



I usually don't change these up unless I am making a wedding tray of cookies.


That's about the only time I use this simple basic batter to make all kinds of flavors.


Our family are all diehard lemon fans.


A wedding tray looks great with colored sugars to match the bridal party dress theme!



Ricotta cookies with white frosting and little sprinkles on top a special Italian wedding tray cookie found in many Italian bakeries



Thanks Mom




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.



I thank mom in my prayers everyday for teaching me her talents in cooking but nothing can compare to those days when she made these lemon ricotta cookies just for me.



I miss her everyday. She will remain forever in our kitchens when making her recipes and in my heart, until we meet again.


Here are More Italian Cookie Recipes We Love

Boiled Frosted Cookies
Biscotti Anise
Biscotti Orange Marmalade
Biscotti Chocolate
Biscotti Cranberry Almond





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Mom's Lemon Ricotta Cookies

prep time: 10 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 22 mins

ingredients:

(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)

instructions:

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.


Icing:

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.
calories
78
fat (grams)
5
carbs (grams)
9
sugar (grams)
11
Created using The Recipes Generator




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cookies made with ricotta and lemon frosted with sprinkles

6 comments

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

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  2. I love ricotta in anything. I'm sure these are delicious with the lemon flavor!

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  3. Lemon sweets are so special. Your cookies sounds delicious!

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  4. These look so pretty. I can't wait to make these. I'm loving the icing over..

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  5. My grandmother used to make the best lemon ricotta cookies! But I have never tried to make them myself! These looks so delicious and I can't wait to try them!

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