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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

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  •  4.7 stars stars based on 217 reviews
  •   93% 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:

1-5 of 217 reviews   Next >>

  Cookie Queen  Jan 7, 2020
Would make this again.
I make these cookies every Christmas and for any wedding that I bake for. These are super easy to make and delicious. My children love them. 5 stars

  Susan in Upstate,NY  Dec 23, 2019
Would make this again.
These cookies were so easy to make & the best ricotta cheese cookie recipe Iíve found. They were soft, delicious and pretty.
GREAT recipe!
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Ct  Dec 4, 2019
Would make this again.
its very good 5 stars

  Marie in New York  Dec 21, 2018
Would not make this again.
They were soggy and you did not specify how much mik you add to glaze Next time will add eggs 2 stars

  joanne in michigan  Jan 30, 2018
Would make this again.
definitely better next day and day after delicious and addicting cookie 5 stars

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