Frosted Ricotta Cookies
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These Frosted Ricotta Cookies, sometimes referred to as Italian Christmas Cookies, are a moist and delicious holiday treat.
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 18
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1½ - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ - 2 tbsp milk
  • Colored sprinkles/sugars for decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the ricotta and the egg, mixing well.
  4. Meanwhile, sift together the baking soda, salt, and flour. Then slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the butter/cheese mixture. Blend well.
  5. Drop dough by the rounded teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  6. Cool on wire racks.
  1. Once the cookies are all baked, prepare the frosting. In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla, adding enough milk until the frosting reaches a good spreading consistency.
  2. Frost the cooled cookies and immediately decorate with the sprinkles/colored sugar.
  3. Best kept stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
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