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Ricotta Almond Cookies

(9 Votes)
MAKES
4 dozen
COOK TIME
11 Min

After finding this handwritten recipe from her mother, Rosemary, from Schenectady, New York gave it a shot and her family and friends have since enjoyed these cookies which she won first place for in our first annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Contest!

What You'll Need:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pound whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 stick butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds for garnish
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together eggs, sugar, ricotta cheese, shortening, and 1 teaspoon almond extract, until smooth. Alternately add flour mixture and chopped almonds to ricotta mixture, and beat until well blended. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are golden. Remove to a wire rack and let cool completely before frosting.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, remaining almond extract, and water; mix well until smooth. Drizzle cooled cookies with frosting and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Notes

For more great Christmas cookie recipes, be sure to check out our collection of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies II: More Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Love.

Ratings & Comments

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Butter worked fine for me. I also doubled the glaze recipe (except for the almond extract) and used milk instead of water. Instead of drizzling, I dipped the cookies upside down in the glaze letting the excess drip off. It worked perfectly!

I made these with butter, not shortening, and they were delicious. Very soft and cake-like, more of a moist scone than a cookie. As others mentioned, the glaze as written was very thick. I added more liquid and still needed to make more glaze.

Just made these yesterday and used a stick of butter. They are soooooo good! Soft and tasty. I needed double drizzle for enough sweetness but they are very tempting even tho I want to give some away for the holiday. Try them yourself. :-)

Made these cookies tonight for xmas party. They are awesome none was left on the plate. Easy too make and your friends and family will enjoy them. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT'S SO GOOD!!!!!

Absolutely a hit at our house! I needed to make more of the glaze, original measurements weren't enough to put a glaze similar to the picture. Great flavor.

Where can you find butter flavor shortening,what is a brand name?

Crisco has butter flavored shortening.

crisco has a nice butter flavor shortening!

Can you use a stick a butter instead of a stick of butter shortening?????

We haven't made these cookies with a stick of butter instead of a stick of butter-flavored shortening, so we aren't sure how they would turn out with that substitute. Because shortening is a lard, the consistency might be different if you were to use butter instead.

Would it be ok to just use butter instead of butter-flavored shortening?

Did you get a reply if ok to use butter instead of shortening

Sure wish the video had shown making the cookie!

It looks more than just a drizzle of frosting on the cookie.Made them for a cookie exchange.

Made them today..... a good "SOFT" cookie, great almond flavor, with a bit of glaze for sweetness ! A perfect..... YUM !

The most delicious cookie, ever!!

Very good.....and easy to make.....italian almond cookies..what could be better!!

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