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Ricotta Cookies

Soft & sweet iced ricotta cookie recipe that makes cute cookies for any holiday or occasion. Everyone loves these easy sugar cookies!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best sugar cookies, cookies with ricotta, iced cookies, soft cookies
Servings: 48
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Julie Clark


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles of any color


Make the cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mats.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar. 
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then mix in the ricotta cheese and vanilla. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the ricotta mixture. 
  • Use a small ice cream scoop to drop dough onto the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the frosting:

  • Place the powdered sugar in a medium-size bowl.
  • Add the heavy cream a tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you'd like your icing to be. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Spoon the frosting on the top of the cookies. Immediately sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  • Allow the frosting to set before storing the cookies in a single layer in an airtight container.


The calories shown are based on the recipe making 48 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 frosted cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.6mg