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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

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  •  4.8 stars stars based on 213 reviews
  •   97% would make this again
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This much-loved cookie recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and pretty. You can't go wrong!

Makes about 100

For the cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (15 ounce) container of ricotta cheese
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all of the cookie ingredients well until the dough sticks together into a big ball. It will be sticky. Drop by teaspoonfulls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until the bottoms turn golden brown. Let cool for 1 minute and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. In a small saucepan slowly stir milk into the powdered sugar until it creates a glaze thin enough to be spread over the cookies. Stir over low heat then spread over cooled cookies. Quickly top with sprinkles.

Note: Photo donated by the American Dairy Association. Many people write to ask if there is an error in the recipe because there are no eggs. This is an eggless recipe, no eggs are required.

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Reviews of Ricotta Cheese Cookies:

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  terri in Chattanooga  Dec 19, 2016
Would make this again.
Can't eat just one! 5 stars

  Jenna in PA  Dec 7, 2016
Would make this again.
My husbands favorite cookie, I make them every year for Christmas! 5 stars

  Cookies and Fudge Maker in Maine  Apr 2, 2016
Would make this again.
Omgoshh, so easy to make..and oh so delicious! 5 stars

  Ohio Baker  Dec 20, 2015
Would make this again.
I lost my recipe for Ricotta cookies andwas hesitant to try this one because of the lack of egg. It is better than my original and with the cost of eggs, it\'s a keeper! 5 stars

  K.T. in Ohio  Dec 18, 2015
Would make this again.
These are seriously the best cookies EVER!!! My 7-year-old brought them in for his birthday treat! The first graders were asking for the recipe! 5 stars

  Canuck  Dec 14, 2015
Would make this again.
Love this recipe! Make it every year! 5 stars

  Momma in NJ  May 30, 2015
Would make this again.
The best ricotta cookie recipe! Have made them many times and everyone in my family loves them! They are delicious with or without the glaze. 5 stars

  Rhonda in Indiana  Jan 14, 2015
Would make this again.
My mother-in-law is Italian and always used the traditional recipe with eggs....she could not tell the difference and thought they were as good as hers, I got a pat on the back. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in CT  Dec 22, 2014
Would make this again.
These are an all time favorite cookie recipe. My family looks forward to these cookies every year. 5 stars

  amazingrace57 in Pittsburgh  Dec 22, 2014
Would make this again.
One of our all time favorite cookies! 5 stars

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