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Iced Ricotta Cookies

These cookies are soft and cake like. You could choose different colored sprinkles for any holiday you might be celebrating. They would make a real nice Christmas cookie with red and green sprinkles. They are good without frosting, too.

1/2 lb. butter
2 c. sugar
15 oz. or 1lb. Ricotta Cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Zest of one orange
4 1/2 c. flour

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter.

Add sugar and continue creaming. 
Add eggs and Ricotta and vanilla and orange zest; beat well. 
Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt. 
Add to batter and mix well.
Drop the dough by tablespoon on ungreased baking sheet. (use a cookie dough scoop for easy scooping and dropping of dough) (dough will be very sticky)
Bake in a 350 degree oven about 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 
Yields 6 dozen cookies.

2 c. confectionery sugar
1/4 c. butter
3 tbsp. fresh orange juice (use the orange that was zested)
Candy Sprinkles

Combine the first three ingredients and mix well.
Frost top of cookies then dust with sprinkles.

This amount of frosting was enough for about 4 dozen cookies. Double the frosting recipe if you plan to frost all the cookies.


  1. So pretty and sound so delicious!!!

  2. I like the sound and look of these! Something different! I would like to make these, but have no experience with the ricotta cheese you mean - is this a cottage cheese, a brick, or...? Please elaborate...

    1. Ricotta is a fresh, soft, Italian cheese with a small curd and a light, mild flavor. Here's a link that describes it.
      You can also google Ricotta cheese to find recipes to make your own.

    2. Anonymous...ricotta cheese is similar to cottage cheese. Here is a link explaining some of the differences.

  3. Hei...oh wie lecker! Das muss nachgemacht werden.Bussi aus Germany-Hamburg.Luciene.


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