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Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze Recipe

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze are a soft, fluffy and delicious cake-like cookie. Perfect with a cup of coffee, they make a delicious addition to any morning or snack routine.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Riccotta Cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 119cal


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon extract or zest of 1 lemon


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs in one at a time.
  • Once combined, add in lemon juice, zest, and ricotta.
  • Beat until well-combined, and slowly add in the dry mixture.
  • Cover batter and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.
  • Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter onto the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes ( edges will be slightly golden brown).
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack; repeat.


  • Combine juice and sugar until thick and creamy.
  • Allow icing to sit for about 10 minutes to thicken.
  • Once all cookies are cooled for at least 20 minutes, spoon icing over the top.
  • Sprinkle with lemon zest.


Allow dough to chill for a minimum of 30 minutes. This will prevent cookies from flattening and spreading. 
Do not use melted butter because this will ruin the consistency of the cookies. Allow butter to soften at room temperature for about 1 hour.
Icing these cookies is optional. They still taste good without out. 
*Nutritional values are meant as a guide and may not accurately reflect nutritional content. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 119cal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.6mg