Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Lemon Ricotta Cookies

24 servings


25 minutes

active time

2 hours 51 minutes

total time


1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 cup of of ricotta cheese, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

Zest of 2 lemons

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Extra lemon zest for garnish


In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on HIGH until light and fluffy, at least 1 minute.

Next, add the egg, ricotta, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice and beat to combine. Next, sprinkle the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt evenly over the surface of the wet ingredients, and beat to combine. The dough will be very wet.

Place the dough in the fridge and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350, and line a large cookie sheet with a silicone mat.

Use a cookie scoop #70 (holds 1 tablespoon of dough) to take two scoops of dough. Roll the two scoops into one dough ball in your hands quickly. (Work quickly so the warmth of your hands doesn’t soften the dough too much!). Each cookie is made from 2 tablespoons of dough.

Place the dough balls at least 2 inches a part on the cookie sheet; I bake 1 dozen at a time. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until the underside of the cookies is lightly golden brown.

Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, and then move to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Repeat with remaining dough, making sure the baking sheet is cool before using it again for the next batch of cookies.

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to make it drippy and pourable, but not overly thin. Dunk each cookie in the lemon glaze, and garnish with extra lemon zest.


Serving Size




Total Fat

2 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

1 g

Trans Fat

0 g


12 mg


95 mg

Total Carbohydrate

19 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

13 g


2 g

24 servings


25 minutes

active time

2 hours 51 minutes

total time
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