Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze!

Ricotta cookies & lemon glaze

 Ricotta Cookies?

 Many people don’t think of cookies when they hear the word ricotta. This recipe will definitely change your mind to that.

These soft Italian-style cookies are absolutely delicious and simple to make.  Top them with the lemon glaze and you have a real treat!

 You may never think of ricotta the same way again!



Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

(30-36 cookies)


  • 1/2 cup –  Unsalted butter ( softened)
  • 1/4 cup – Ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon – Vanilla
  • 1 cup – Sugar
  • 1 – Egg (beaten)
  • 2 cups – Flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon – Salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Blend the butter and ricotta .  This can be done by hand or in a stand mixer using a paddle attachment.
  • Once this mixture has become creamy, add the vanilla and the egg.
  • Now, add the dry ingredients slowly and let mix well
  • Scoop out the batter with a teaspoon and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  These cookies are supposed to be soft so be careful not to over-bake them.

Lemon glazed Ricotta cookies

 Lemon Glaze:



  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3  tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed and strained)
  • Zest of 1 large lemon



  • Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and the lemon zest in a bowl.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Spoon the glaze liberally onto the slightly warm cookies.
  • Let the glaze harden for about 2-3 hours.


Once the icing has set it’s time to enjoy these absolutely delicious Ricotta Cheese treats!


  • Jayne

    Wow! I’ve never had these before but I can’t wait to try them. I do love ricotta and lemon! Sounds like a perfect combo.

  • http://cheffrancolania.com franco2

    Hello Jayne,

    If you love ricotta then you most definitely should give this recipe a try. Lemon and ricotta cheese work extreamly well together! These cookies are almost like little ricotta cakes. When topped with the lemon glaze they are Heavenly!

    Especially, when eaten within the first hour or two of making them. :)

  • Aimee

    Tried them chef, and they are “heavenly”!