Lemony Almond-Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Lemony Almond-Ricotta Cookies Recipe

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How To Make Lemony Almond-Ricotta Cookies

Soft, delicate, and pillowy, these ricotta cookies are flavored with lemon and almond, then drizzled with a tangy lemon icing, for decadent sweet treats!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 1cupricotta cheese,room temperature
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbspalmond extract
  • ½tsplemon zest
  • 1large egg,room temperature
  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½salt

For Icing (Optional):

  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • 2tbsplemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Increase the speed to high and beat for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, almond extract, lemon zest, and egg on medium speed until well combined.

  4. Reduce the speed to low. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, then beat slowly until a dough forms.

  5. Drop the dough about 2-inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet using a cookie scoop.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until cookies are very lightly golden but still soft.

  7. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely for about 30 minutes.


  1. Stir powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl to make a smooth icing. Drizzle the icing onto the cookies.

  2. Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely.

  3. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 91.36kcal
  • Fat: 3.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.95g
  • Fiber: 0.20g
  • Sugar: 7.31g
  • Protein: 1.70g
  • Cholesterol: 15.46mg
  • Sodium: 64.82mg
  • Calcium: 31.23mg
  • Potassium: 19.82mg
  • Iron: 0.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.69mg
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