An Italian Grandma's Tender Ricotta Cookies Recipe: Life Is Good by 30Seconds Food

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An Italian Grandma's Tender Ricotta Cookies Recipe: Life Is Good

Ricotta cookies are small, moist cookies that families baked in Italy for special occasions. Any day is a special occasion, so try this easy ricotta cookie recipe and celebrate being alive. That's what our grandmas did!

Moist, tender ricotta cookies are a popular dessert in Italy. There are many variations of the recipe, and they are passed down from generation to generation. Here's an easy grandma-approved ricotta cookie recipe to try. It's made with flour, baking powder, baking soda, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, an egg, vanilla, ricotta cheese and mini semisweet chocolate chips. The cookies bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, then are cooled. So easy.

These tender Italian cookies make the perfect snack or light dessert after dinner. 

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Servings: Makes about 24 cookies, depending on size


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. 
  2. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add the egg, vanilla and ricotta. Mix well.
  3. Slowly start adding the flour mixture to the wet mixture. 
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. 
  5. Drop the dough by teaspoons full onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bottoms begin to get lightly browned. Remove and cool.

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Baking Sheets $9 & Up
Electric Mixers $15 & Up
Stand Mixers $50 & Up
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Flour $3 & Up
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Donna John
Yum. I love anything Italian. :)
These are speaking to me, wow! 😍
Elisa Schmitz
I love ricotta cheese. What a great idea to put it into cookies, yum!

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