Italian Lemon & Ricotta Cookies (Recipe)

May 22, 2022

Italian Lemon & Ricotta Cookies (Recipe)


✅ 8 ounces (250 g or about 1 ¾ cup) whole wheat flour

✅ 1 ⅔ tsp (8 g) baking powder

✅ 8 ounces (250 g) ricotta cheese well strained

✅ 1 medium egg

✅ 6 ounces (150 g) sugar

✅ Zest of 1 lemon
✅ 2 tbsp lemon juice

✅ Powdered sugar for sprinkling


1️⃣ Preheat your oven at 330 F (170 C)

2️⃣ Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3️⃣ In a medium bowl sift the flour and baking powder, mix and set aside.

4️⃣ In a large bowl add the ricotta, lemon zest and sugar. Smash with a fork and mix with a spatula until you have a smooth mixture.

5️⃣ Add the egg and lemon juice and mix until well combined.

6️⃣ Add the flour in 2 doses and blend until your dough is solid (do not overwork the dough, otherwise the cookies will be tough). If the dough is too soft, you can a bit of flour accordingly.

7️⃣ Form into small balls, about a tablespoon each and place on the baking sheet (about 25 cookies). You can add either add water or dough to your fingers for easier handling.

8️⃣ Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let them cool completely.

9️⃣ Once cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Servings : 25
Ready in : 10 Minutes
Course : Desserts, Snacks
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 80kcal

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