Ricotta Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze #SundaySupper

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in SundaySupper | 52 comments

At long last, the Holiday Cookie season is upon us. I love this time of year. The memories that I share with family of my childhood holidays to the memories that I am creating with my own little family are things to be treasured. Holiday cookies and other baked goodies represent to me, a gift to give to family, friends and to neighbors made with love and given with well wishes for Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. They can be simple or intricately decorated and designed. The decorating can be done alone or with the kids. Who doesn’t like to receive cookies? What is not to love about festive Holiday Cookies or just cookies in general? There are some great recipes to be found on Twitter’s #SundaySupper.

This weekend, for #SundaySupper , I am sharing my late Grandmother’s recipe. These cookies are like an Italian version of a sugar cookie. The dough is a bit gooey, cake batter like, and not easily rolled out so it would not work well with cookie cutters. Don’t let that stop you from trying them though. They are fluffy pillows of goodness. Traditionally they are iced with lemon icing, however, I am not a huge lemon icing fan so I top mine with white chocolate. Not too sweet, but a nice compliment to the fluffy buttery cookie.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 15oz of Ricotta cheese, I prefer whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. I use my own extract made with bourbon and vanilla beans
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of light brown sugar
  • 4 cups of flour…I use cake flour but you can use all purpose

Glaze:

  • 1 pound of White Chocolate Chips for melting
  • 1 tablespoon of powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil… you can add more if your chocolate is too thick

Preheat your oven to 350F. Then in your mixer, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar. Once that is incorporated add in the eggs and extract. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix them together. I then add the dry to the wet 1 cup at a time. This will be a thick but sticky batter. On a cookie sheet, scoop out dough. I use an ice-cream scooper, so the balls look roughly golf ball size. These do not spread much as they bake. The cookies bake for 10 to 13 minutes. When the edges start to brown, they are done. The cookie has a light all around color so it should not brown all over. Then it is the hard part, waiting for them to cool so you can frost them.

To make the white chocolate glaze, I melt white chocolate chips then, mix in powder sugar and coconut oil. Mix that well and drizzle over the top of the cookies or dunk them in it. Sprinkle with almonds or maybe colorful sprinkles for the happy little kid in all of us.

These cookies are pretty versatile and can be adapted as your own. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations with toppings. I also like to add in orange zest to the batter and then top with dark chocolate drizzle. Ricotta cheese in a cookie…who knew it would be so good?

Enjoy :)

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52 Comments

  1. 12-9-2012

    Oh wow, just add a little bit of lemon zest and would would have made me dream cookie. Must give these a try

    • 12-9-2012

      Laura they do go really well with lemon. Maybe if I had a better lemon icing to go with them I could get behind that again. You have to try them!

  2. 12-9-2012

    Thank you so much for sharing a family recipe like this! YUM!

  3. 12-9-2012

    Laura they do go really well with lemon. Maybe if I had a better lemon icing to go with them I could get behind that again. You have to try them!

  4. 12-9-2012

    Must spread the Ricotta love : )

  5. 12-9-2012

    Well, I love lemon…but I also love white chocolate…so I’m down for either drizzle. These look so moist and delicious. Beautiful addition to any holiday cookie tray. :)

  6. 12-9-2012

    Ricotta cookies are fantastic!

    • 12-10-2012

      They are so good! lol Sometimes people dont believe me…until they try them. Once you go Ricotta you never go back lol

  7. 12-9-2012

    Oh, yeah…these look marvelous! And the white chocolate drizzle is a delicious touch! Happy Sunday Supper!

  8. 12-9-2012

    Love classic family recipes – cookies look great!

  9. 12-9-2012

    I’ve heard of cream cheese cookies but not ricotta until now. They sound quite delicious. Great family recipe and thanks for sharing it.

  10. 12-9-2012

    I love ricotta and these look terrific, especially with the white choco drizzle! I like that is an heirloom recipe

  11. 12-9-2012

    I love this time of year too – I turn into a big kid again around Christmas time. I love that you used your grandmother’s recipe, I’m sure you have so many wonderful memories of growing up eating these. They look delicious, especially with that chocolate drizzle and the chopped nuts.

    • 12-10-2012

      I am awful at this time of year! lol My inner kid sneaks right out. It truly is better to give than receive.

  12. 12-9-2012

    I love ricotta cookies! Just like my grandma used to make. YUM.

    • 12-10-2012

      Arent they awesome! People might think it is weird but boy does it make such soft fluffy cookies!

  13. 12-9-2012

    Recipes from grandmas are the best!

  14. 12-9-2012

    These look so yummy.

  15. 12-9-2012

    How wonderful to share your late Grandma’s recipe. Family recipes are the best and these cookies looks so delicious! ~ Bea

  16. 12-9-2012

    Being Italian, you’d think I would have tried these cookies by now, but I haven’t! Thanks for the idea!

    • 12-10-2012

      Oh you have to try them! I know that traditionally they are a lemon iced cookie. That’s how my grandma made them. I would love to know what you think of it.

  17. 12-9-2012

    Thanks for sharing your Grandmother’s cookie recipe with us on #SundaySupper, they look so good!!

  18. 12-10-2012

    Thank you all for checking out my Grandma’s recipe!! My brother just stopped by to swipe some. When I first made these, my husband, said “Ricotta? Dont you use that in your lasagna?” lol But, even the picky eater that he is, is now a ricotta cookie fan.

  19. 12-10-2012

    Thank you all for checking out my Grandma’s recipe!! My brother just stopped by to swipe some. When I first made these, my husband, said “Ricotta? Dont you use that in your lasagna?” lol But, even the picky eater that he is, is now a ricotta cookie fan.

  20. 12-10-2012

    Arent they awesome! People might think it is weird but boy does it make such soft fluffy cookies!

  21. 12-10-2012

    Oh you have to try them! I know that traditionally they are a lemon iced cookie. That’s how my grandma made them. I would love to know what you think of it.

  22. 12-10-2012

    I am awful at this time of year! lol My inner kid sneaks right out. It truly is better to give than receive.

  23. 12-10-2012

    Family recipes are always so fun! Good home cooking can’t be beat I swear : )

  24. 12-10-2012

    I love #SundaySupper! It is so much fun, Thank you for checking my page out.

  25. 12-10-2012

    They are so good! lol Sometimes people dont believe me…until they try them. Once you go Ricotta you never go back lol

  26. 12-10-2012

    wow these sound good! I’m not a fan of lemon icing either, so I’m all good with the white chocolate glaze!

  27. 12-10-2012

    I don’t think I’ve ever had cookies with ricotta. Really interesting! I want to give these a try.

  28. 12-10-2012

    I don’t think I ever tasted ricotta cookies, so interesting combination! I’ll try! What is in the top? Nuts?

  29. 12-10-2012

    These cookies I topped with a white chocolate glaze. On some of them I sprinkled slivered almonds. Im a sucker for nuts in cookies. The cookie itself is like a buttery vanilla cookie, soft, so they are good topped with just about any combination that you can think of. I have topped them with cream cheese frosting, dark chocolate, sprinkles lol lots of things.

  30. 12-10-2012

    These cookies I topped with a white chocolate glaze. On some of them I sprinkled slivered almonds. Im a sucker for nuts in cookies. The cookie itself is like a buttery vanilla cookie, soft, so they are good topped with just about any combination that you can think of. I have topped them with cream cheese frosting, dark chocolate, sprinkles lol lots of things.

  31. 12-10-2012

    This looks like a great not too sweet cookie tray addition!

  32. 12-11-2012

    I love ricotta but have never baked with it! Sounds wonderful.

  33. 12-11-2012

    I love a ricotta cookie! Thanks so much for sharing this version!

  34. 12-11-2012

    Something about using ricotta while baking that just does it for me! Nice and moist! Thanks for sharing.

  35. 12-11-2012

    I love this recipe! Ricotta cookies, delicious :)

  36. 12-12-2012

    I love that so many of you have heard of Ricotta Cookies! lol I am not strange. Wait until I tell my Husband.

  37. 12-12-2012

    I love that so many of you have heard of Ricotta Cookies! lol I am not strange. Wait until I tell my Husband.

  38. 12-12-2012

    Oooh, these remind me of the cookies my aunt makes for me that we now call “Brianne Cookies”.

  39. 12-12-2012

    Oooh, these remind me of the cookies my aunt makes for me that we now call “Brianne Cookies”.

  40. 12-12-2012

    I have always wanted to bake with ricotta. I love it and like you prefer the whole milk. It tastes so much better.

  41. 12-13-2012

    I love Ricotta but have never tried in in cookies… now on my must try list!

  42. 12-13-2012

    Ricotta cookies just sound heavenly!

  43. 12-14-2012

    The Ricotta really makes the cookies light and fluffy. Yum : )

  44. 12-14-2012

    The Ricotta really makes the cookies light and fluffy. Yum : )

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