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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet Treats Saturday: Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Now for a complete opposite of last week's Sweet Treats post: Ricotta Cheese Cookies.  Or as my husband likes to call them, the 'All Kinds of Badness Cookies.'  This may possibly be his favorite recipe.

I was given this recipe years ago but I use it sparingly.  It's delicious, but once you get started, it's hard to just eat one.  The recipe makes a large amount of cookies, so it's great for parties or as gifts.  Enjoy!

Ricotta Cheese Cookies:
1 lb of butter
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 lb ricotta cheese
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1tsp baking soda

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Combine the eggs, cheese, vanilla and salt.  Add to the butter mixture.  Combine the flour and baking soda.  Add the dry mixture to the rest of the batter and mix until fully combined.

Drop spoonfuls (or use a small cookie dough scoop) on a well greased or lined baking sheet.

Bake for approx. 12 minutes.  The cookie should be just turning golden on the edges.  Be careful not to overcook them.  Let the cookies cool completely before topping with the frosting.

1 lb butter
2 tbsp milk
3 oz cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar

Combine the butter, milk and cream cheese until blended and smooth.  Slowly add in the powdered sugar until the frosting is whipped and smooth.  Spread onto the cookies.

Mmmm... yum! Enjoy!


  1. Wow, between the cookies and frosting, 2 lbs(!!) of butter. Unfortunately, these sound like my kind of cookies, and I think your husband has named them appropriately, lol!

  2. What could be better than cream cheese, butter, AND powdered sugar? They look delicious!

  3. These are VERY delicious! My eyes always light up when I hear wifey is making 'em :-)

  4. Melinda7:52 PM

    Anything that starts off with a pound of butter must be good! ;)

  5. Oh my Lord... these are next on my to do list Christinie!


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