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Ricotta Cookies With Orange Glaze

Ricotta cookies with orange glaze. They're so soft, they just melt in your mouth. Did I mention how easy they are to make?!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Other
Keyword: cookies, orange glaze, ricotta cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 104kcal


  • Set of Measuring Cups & Spoons OR Digital Kitchen Scale if using metric
  • 2 Mixing Bowls, 1-medium 2-small
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Hand or Stand Mixer optional
  • 1 Onuce Cookie Scoop
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Spoon


  • 4 Tbl Unsalted Butter, soft (56 g)
  • 1/2 C Granulated Sugar (104 g)
  • 4 Oz (1/2 C) Ricotta Cheese, room temperature (113 g)
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour (136 g)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and gather all ingredients needed for the recipe.
  • Combine in a medium bowl the sugar and the butter and combine, no need to cream.
  • Add in the ricotta cheese and mix well.
  • Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract. The mixture will look a little lumpy and that’s okay!
  • Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt until a soft but sticky dough forms.
  • Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. The bottoms should be a light golden brown.
  • While the cookies are cooling, combine the orange zest, juice, and powdered sugar well to create the glaze.
  • Once the cookies are completely cool, spoon a teaspoon of the glaze onto the top and let run down the sides.


1 Serving= 1 Ricotta Cookie with Orange Glaze