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Ricotta Cookies

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Homemade ricotta cookies are an Easter tradition in my family. This is a light, healthy dessert recipe with a delicious flavor.

Homemade ricotta cookies are an Easter tradition in my family. This is a light, healthy dessert recipe with a delicious, cake-like texture.

I married into a family with many food traditions. They often revolve around cookies, so it’s a great fit for me.

These ricotta cookies are always on the table at Easter. There’s a serious rivalry going on between the coconut fans and the non-coconut fans. These cookies are generally served with a buttercream frosting, but I actually prefer them without the frosting. And as you’ll see in the recipe, I’m on Team Coconut.

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “cooking once, eating twice.” I like to make my own ricotta, and I try to make a big batch so I can use the extras for something else. For example, I may use some in a pasta dish, and then the leftovers go into pancakes or cookies.

And for the record, don’t be impressed that I make homemade ricotta. It’s SO easy to make, and it costs a fraction of what you’d pay for the packaged version.

Homemade ricotta cheese is SO easy to make!

Ricotta Cookie Tips

I tweaked the family ricotta cookie recipe here by cutting back on the sugar a little and using maple syrup instead of white sugar. This recipe uses gluten-free flour, but you can substitute white whole wheat flour if you prefer. And feel free to frost them with your favorite buttercream or lemon frosting.

These cake-like ricotta cookies are a delicious, not-too-sweet dessert that disappears quickly in my house.

It's so fun baking cookies with my family!

Ricotta Cookies

Homemade ricotta cookies are an Easter tradition in my family. ($1.47 per serving)
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5 from 1 vote
I love this healthy ricotta cookie recipe for Easter!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

Cookies

Topping

  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter. Add the maple syrup, ricotta, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix until well-combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack. Once cool, brush the cookies with a thin coat of maple syrup. Then sprinkle the cookies with shredded coconut. (Yield: 40 cookies)

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal
Servings: 20
Calories: 147kcal

I love this healthy ricotta cookie recipe for Easter!

Ricotta Cookies Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $6.21 to make, or $.31 per serving (2 cookies). These homemade ricotta cookies are a delicious, healthy treat to celebrate any occasion.

17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I googled leftover ricotta recipes and came across this one. I just finished making them and they are soooo good and guilt free

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