Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

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When I think of baked goods that are perfect for spring and summer, I think of lemon flavors! Lemon seems to be so light and fresh and adds a nice bit of zing to baking. But, I’m not one to like a LOT of lemon in my recipes. If someone offers me a slice of lemon pie, I will quickly pass on it. That’s why I like this Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe because it uses the zest of only one lemon, which gives them a nice lemony touch, but doesn’t overpower the cookies.

These cookies are surprisingly easy to bake because there is no rolling and no need to form the cookies. You just drop them by the spoonful onto your cookie sheet. While you’ll want to eat these all the time, this Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe makes an especially great option for a dessert cookie or with a cup of tea.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe Process
 

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

 
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • Zest from one lemon (optional)
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 15 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in the lemon zest (if desired) and the eggs. Fold in the ricotta cheese and lemon juice.

Add the flour, baking powder, and salt all at once to the bowl before mixing and then stir the entire mixture until creamy and smooth.

Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheet, spread at least 3 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the glossy sheen is gone and the cookies are beginning to turn very slightly brown on the bottoms.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool. Top with a lemon juice + powdered sugar glaze or a bit of sprinkled powdered sugar.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

 

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • Zest from one lemon (optional)
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 15 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in the lemon zest (if desired) and the eggs. Fold in the ricotta cheese and lemon juice.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt all at once to the bowl before mixing and then stir the entire mixture until creamy and smooth.
  4. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheet, spread at least 3 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the glossy sheen is gone and the cookies are beginning to turn very slightly brown on the bottoms.
  5. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool. Top with a lemon juice and powdered sugar glaze or a bit of sprinkled powdered sugar.
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Comments

  1. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    My brother would love these, he loves anything that is lemon flavored, and they look easy enough to make. Thank you for sharing.

  2. These cookies look yummy. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. These look very delicious!

  4. Julie Wood says:

    What a beautiful delicate cookie that is so much fun to make. I want to make this cookie and have it with a hot cup of coffee!

  5. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good love to try them

  6. These cookies look delicious and perfect for summer!

  7. vickie couturier says:

    those look good good

  8. LAMusing says:

    I love anything lemony! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Jerry Marquardt says:

    These Lemon Ricotta Cookies look so delicious! I thank you for sharing the recipe, I am making them tomorrow.

  10. Cynthia R says:

    My father in law loves any kind of lemon dessert, I’m going to have to test out this recipe for him

  11. I’ve never thought of using ricotta in a cookie before, but I bet it gives it great flavor and texture.

  12. sheila ressel says:

    These look so yummy! I love lemon bars so I know I will love these too.

  13. shelly peterson says:

    I love lemon flavored desserts. I am not a big fan of ricotta cheese but I think since it is in a cookie mix it would be fine. I would love to try these cookies.

  14. Could I use one cup of sugar instead of two? I don’t like very sweet desserts

    • Hi, Carmen. Since I haven’t tried it with half the sugar I really can’t say how it would turn out. It might work and might not! I think experimenting is the only way to find out for sure. Good luck!

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