Frosted Italian Cookies

Frosted Italian Cookies


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About this recipe: These cookies are super-moist, this is because ricotta is added to the batter. The cookies are then frosted with a vanilla icing. They are delicious with a cuppa, for dessert or on their own.


Makes: 36 

  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225g ricotta cheese
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 30g unsalted butter, softened
  • 240g icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together 115g butter and caster sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and ricotta cheese.
  3. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; gradually stir into the cheese mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 5cm apart onto the prepared baking trays.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a medium bowl, cream together the remaining butter and icing sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk gradually until a spreadable consistency is reached. Frost cooled cookies.

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