Ricotta Cheese Cookies

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Hello I Heart Naptime Readers! I’m Heidi from Honeybear Lane and I’m so excited to be sharing a yummy cookie recipe with you today – one that is easy, delicious, and impressive!

These cookies are awesome. Like the cousin to the sugar cookie, they are huge, puffy and soft, and have a hint of tartness. My cousin shared this recipe with me this year and I instantly wanted it. They are unique but super tasty.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First you mix the wet ingredients – butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and ricotta cheese. It starts to smell like you’re making chocolate chip cookies! Then you mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) in a separate bowl and then mix them together. It smells so great…

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After you’ve mixed up this simple dough, you will take a larg-ish spoon and drop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet. But it’s a little sticky so I actually pushed the dough off with my finger. You get the hang of it. I did pretty large drops of dough because I wanted big cookies.

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Bake for 10 minutes until the bottoms get brown. It will seem a little doughy in the middle at first but it sets up after it cools. And wait until they are completely cool to add the frosting. And don’t taste a cookie and decide it’s no good–they are a bit bland but the frosting changes everything! It’s basically a vehicle for awesome frosting.

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Whip up the frosting with softened cream cheese, softened butter, almond extract, and powdered sugar. The frosting will be thick. Then spread with a knife over a cooled cookie and enjoy!

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We love these cookies for big family dinners–they are big enough that one is the perfect serving size!

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While you’re enjoying that mighty tasty treat, please come visit me on my site – Honeybear Lane! You might know me from my puff quilts, but I love everything creative–especially DIY and woodworking.

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Check out some of my most favorite projects lately…

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What are some of your favorite projects or projects you want to try? Come visit and tell me all about them!

-Heidi

Huge THANKS to Heide for sharing this yummy recipe during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ricotta Cheese Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

These cookies are awesome. Like the cousin to the sugar cookie, they are huge, puffy and soft, and have a hint of tartness. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 15 ounces 15-ounce container Ricotta cheese

In a separate bowl mix:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First you mix the wet ingredients – butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and ricotta cheese.
  2. Then you mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) in a separate bowl and then mix them together.
  3. After you’ve mixed up this simple dough, you will take a larg-ish spoon and drop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until the bottoms get brown.
  5. Whip up the frosting with softened cream cheese, softened butter, almond extract, and powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Ricotta Cheese Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 62mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 21g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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