Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Violet Hall Modified: March 23, 2022
Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe

How To Make Italian Christmas Cookies

Sweeten the holidays with these Italian christmas cookies, buttery and melt in your mouth treats with the flavor of vanilla and a sugar glaze.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • 2cupsugar
  • 4cupsflour
  • tspbaking soda
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • 1containerricotta cheese,(15 oz)
  • 2eggs
  • 1tbspvanilla extract

For Almond Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 4tbspmilk
  • ½tspalmond extract
  • christmas sprinkles,for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy with the paddle attachment. Add in the ricotta cheese and eggs, vanilla and mix until incorporated.

  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and powder. Slowly add to the wet ingredients and beat together until combined.

  3. Scoop the dough into teaspoons and roll it into a ball. Drop on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until just set. Remove onto a wire rack to let cool.

  4. In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and almond extract until desired consistency. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles immediately.


  • Calories: 243.65kcal
  • Fat: 8.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.54g
  • Fiber: 0.56g
  • Sugar: 22.53g
  • Protein: 3.04g
  • Cholesterol: 35.11mg
  • Sodium: 154.13mg
  • Calcium: 25.45mg
  • Potassium: 35.08mg
  • Iron: 0.33mg
  • Vitamin A: 74.65µg
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