Lemon Ricotta Cookies


Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I love, love, love everything lemon! Thank goodness the rest of my family shares my feelings on the delicious citrus.

I have been making these lemon ricotta cookies for several years, they are such a hit that I often receive requests from friends, family, and co-workers to bring make them.

If you love lemon cookies, these are sure to be a hit! Give them a try, and let me know what you think 🙂

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese
3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Preheat the oven to 375*F

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and the sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon the dough (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie) onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly golden on the edges. Be sure to not over cook these cookies! Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.

Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 tsp. onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread. Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours. Pack the cookies into a decorative container.

Original recipe found at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/lemon-ricotta-cookies-with-lemon-glaze-recipe.html.


10 thoughts on “Lemon Ricotta Cookies

  1. Wow do those look delicious. I’m not supposed to eat sugar, but I’d probably make an exception and just pay the price later.


      1. I think you are in Tucson. Great place! You should come up with some bonifide super hot green chili recipes and great mexican food! I make a killer bean dip that has evolved over the years.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I made these for dessert. They are AWESOME! They were quick and easy to make. They taste fabulous. The lemon flavor was like a little hint of spring on another 20* day. Thanks for the recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This has nothing to do with lemon cookies, but there doesn’t seem to be any other way to add something out of the blue.

    You should check this site out if you want some delicious food:


    I’ve been reading her blog for years and she has some great stuff!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s