Friday, April 27, 2012

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

We absolutely love these cookies.  If your a lemon fan like I am you will love them too!  They are light, lemony and kind of in between a cookie and cake. I got this recipe from the show Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentis about 4 years ago and it has become one of my families favorites.

Here's what you'll need.

(printable version)

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick of unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 15 oz. container ricotta cheese (I used light)
3 tbsp. lemon juice
zest from 1 lemon


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
zest from 1 lemon

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

For the cookies.

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

In mixing bowl combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

About 3 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time.

Beat until well incorporated.

Add ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest beating to combine.

 Slowly mix in dry ingredients.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and spoon tablespoons of the dough onto the sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges. let cool on cookie sheets for 20 minutes. Then glaze.
For the glaze mix icing sugar, lemon juice and zest until smooth.  Spoon about 1/2 tsp. onto each cookie and spread with the back of spoon.

Let glaze harden before putting in containers. I got 56 cookies. Follow my blog with Bloglovin


  1. Basset Mama linked to your recipe. I love lemon so I gotta try these!

  2. These look so good! I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  3. Wait, and I didn't know about this blog, how? :)

    Really happy to find you - your recipes look incredible!

    (Great, there's goes the rest of my productivity for the afternoon. ;)