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An Italian Grandma’s Recipe for Tender Ricotta Cookies Makes Life Sweet | Cookies

Ricotta cookies are small, chewy cookies that families bake in Italy for special occasions. Any day is a special occasion, so try this easy ricotta cookie recipe and celebrate being alive.

Soft and tender ricotta cookies are a popular dessert in Italy. There are many variations of the recipe, and they are passed down from generation to generation. Here’s an easy grandma-approved ricotta cookie recipe to try.

Italian food

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Total duration: 22 minutes

Servings: Makes about 24 cookies, depending on size


Here’s how to do it:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add egg, vanilla and ricotta. Mix well.
  3. Slowly start adding the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
  4. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for about 10-12 minutes or until bottom begins to lightly brown. Remove and cool.

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