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Italian Cookies

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Italian Cookies
2010-12-13 Other
3.5 14

"This is a delicious moist cookie which is a favorite of ours. You'll love it.

  • Servings: 36
  • Prep Time: 30 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Total Time: 45 Min


½ cup Butter, softened
1 cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla or Almond Extract
8 oz Ricotta Cheese
2 cups All-purpose Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Butter, softened
2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
1½ Tbsp Milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and ricotta cheese. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the cheese mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, cream together the remaining butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk gradually until a spreadable consistency is reached. Frost cooled cookies.