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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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