Desserts Holiday Italian Recipes


These Italian Ricotta Cookies are super soft and absolutely delicious. Topped with an almond glaze and sprinkles! They are sure to become a family favorite!

Italian Ricotta Cookies Are A Classic Cookie!

I will be totally honest with you…those Italian Christmas cookies that come on big platters at the holidays have never been my most favorite. I know they are traditional and classic, but they just aren’t…exciting.

Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up in an Italian household where I love them because they’re nostalgic. I feel like they’re all the same cookie in different shapes. Like a whole tray of the EXACT same cookie, made to look different because some have sprinkles and others have jam. Kinda like the cookie version of pasta…ALL THE SAME, but different shapes. I’m sensing a theme here, Italians! Just kidding…kinda.

BUT, don’t let my personal opinion on Italian cookies sway you. These Ricotta Cookies are REALLY good. And my husband included IS Italian, with an Italian mother and I’ve gotten his seal of approval on these cookies.

Storing Ricotta Cookies

These simple ricotta cheese cookies will last in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator. I recommend using wax paper or parchment paper to separate layers and prevent them from sticking together due to the glaze.


While I do not recommend freezing this as dough, the cookies themselves freeze great. Place them in a single layer after glazing them. Freeze them for four hours to flash freeze them. Then transfer them from the single layer tray to a freezer safe container, stacking them as needed. Store them in the freezer for up to three months for best results. When ready to eat the cookie will thaw quickly on the counter top.



  • 2 stick ( 1/2 pound) butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese

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