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Delicious Italian Ricotta Cookies – Recipe

Looking for new cookie recipes to try this season!? This Italian Ricotta Cookie from Rosella Rago is perfect! The cookies have the best flavor and consistency! Learn how to make them below!


Recipe yields 3 dozen cookies

For the Cookies:

  • 1¬†cup¬†sugar
  • 1¬†cup¬†slivered almonds
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†butter (one stick), softened
  • 1¬†cup¬†ricotta cheese, room temperature
  • 2¬†tablespoons¬†almond extract
  • 1¬†large egg, room temperature
  • 2¬†cups¬†all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2¬†teaspoons¬†baking powder
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon¬†salt
  • green and white cherries cut in half (optional)

For the Icing:

  • 2¬†cups¬†powdered sugar
  • 3¬†tablespoons¬†milk
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†almond extract
  • colored nonpareils (optional


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