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Lemon Ricotta Cookies

by Jamie on August 14, 2014

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Photo | My Baking Addiction

Tangy lemon ricotta cookies are topped with a sweet and tart lemon glaze that creates the perfect summer cookie for any celebration.

Time flies. Our sweet baby is already 6 months old and I feel like it’s all going by way too fast. Sometimes I want to freeze moments in time and then there are moments when I can’t wait for her to crawl and call out for her mama.

We just had her 6 month photo session and watching her adorable tu-tu wearing self sit up with a huge grin made me all kinds of emotional. She has so much personality – she’s happy, strong, and independent – pretty much everything that I’d wish for her to be. It’s all just flying by. And to be honest, it kinda makes my ovaries hurt.

Summer also feels like it came and went with the blink of an eye. There’s a chill in the morning air that makes me crave fall and all the amazing things that come along with my favorite season. Sweaters, boots and pumpkin – loads and loads of pumpkin.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies Picture | My Baking AddictionHowever, much like I don’t want to rush Elle’s first year, I also don’t want to get into full on fall mood too soon. Although I’m dreaming about pumpkin rolls and pumpkin cream cheese muffins, I’ve decided to embrace the waning weeks of summer.

What screams summer more than lemon? I am sharing Lemon Ricotta Cookies on Food Fanatic. They’re loaded with bright, fresh flavors and they’re dipped in a sweet lemony glaze that made my anti-lemon guy pop them into his mouth one after another. Seriously, he became a lemon lover after one of these cookies. If that doesn’t compel you to make these immediately, I don’t know what will!

They’re sweet, tart little bites of sunshine and they’re perfect for any celebration.


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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert August 14, 2014 at 11:14 am

I adore these lemon cookies. They look light and delicious. Your site is beautiful as well!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

Oh, thank you! I appreciate you stopping by!

-Jamie

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Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} August 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

These cookies look so soft! Love the lemon flavor :)

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

Thanks Alyssa! I appreciate you stopping by!

-Jamie

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Natalie @ Paper & Birch August 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Oooh, I love lemon cookies! These look yummy :)

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:55 am

Me too, I love everything lemon. Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Such a yummy treat. These sound great!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

Thanks Katrina! I appreciate you stopping by!

-Jamie

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen August 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Oh yum! I’ve never baked ricotta cookies before. Can’t wait to try these out!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

I hope you try them Liz! Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen August 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Love the summery colors in these pics! And the cookies look so good too. Pinning to try soon!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by!

-Jamie

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amanda @ fake ginger August 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Oh yum, these look amazing! And yeah, nothing says summer like lemon!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:41 am

I want everything lemon these days. Thanks for stopping by!

-Amanda

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Heather @ Shards of Lavender August 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Lemon & ricotta? What a lovely combination! My children are significantly older(12+19) and I can so relate about not wanting to rush things. I wish I could’ve frozen time so often while they were younger, but am cherishing the teen years now:)

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

Freezing time is the answer. I do love the lemon and ricotta combo. Thanks for stopping by.

-Jamie

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A Young Wife August 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

These look delicious! As summer is wrapping up, what a perfect lemon-y treat! I can’t wait to try these!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

I hope you get a chance to try them! Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Jessica @ Sweet Menu August 15, 2014 at 12:59 am

How scrummy do these look! I made a lemon loaf on the weekend – these are like the cookie version! Delicious!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

Your lemon loaf sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness August 15, 2014 at 6:53 am

I have NEVER had ricotta in a cookie…but I ADORE putting it into pancakes, so why not!
I happened to make aforementioned pancakes yesterday, and have a ton of left over Ricotta….I just figured out my plans for the day! Pinned :)

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

I love ricotta pancakes too. Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Carmel August 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

Have these been made with orange instead?

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

You could substitute orange if you like. Thanks for stopping by.

-Jamie

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

Ooo! I love the sound of these cookies! So pretty too!

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Thanks Anna! I appreciate you stopping by!

-Jamie

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Sharon August 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Jamie cherish each and every moment, time goes by so quickly…
Are these a soft cookie, and if so do they stay soft?
Thank you

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Jamie August 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

Thanks so much, Sharon! Yes, they are a soft cookie. We had them on hand for 3 days and they remained soft. Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jamie

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout August 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Lemon is so fresh and delicious in dessert! These cookies look amazing :)

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by.

-Jamie

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Gail @ 2Create in Color August 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I *just* bought 15 oz ricotta and two lemons with no plan! How spooky! I have a plan now, that’s for sure :)

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Jamie August 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Sweet and Savoury Pursuits August 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I love lemon flavoured desserts and these cookies look just divine! It wasn’t that long ago that I was hoping my children would grow older more quickly, now all I want to do is slow down the passing of time.

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Jamie August 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

Time goes way too fast, doesn’t it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

-Jamie

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Carol August 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

I so wish summer was winding down here in Texas!! We still have at least 6 more weeks in the upper 90s to near 100. I do love these cookies though – they help take some of the edge off the blazing heat!

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Jamie August 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

Try to stay cool and thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Becky August 20, 2014 at 10:02 am

My mother-in-law has been making these Italian style cookies for years. They are one of my husbands favorites. About to send my son off to college, sniff sniff. Cherish these years as they are gone in a flash!!

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Jamie August 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

We loved these cookies too. Thanks for stopping by!
-Jamie

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Danielle August 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

These bring back great memories. This was something my grandma and I would bake together. It was our special recipe.

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Jamie August 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

What a special memory, thanks for stopping by to share it.

-Jamie

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Tracie August 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

Do these freeze well?

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Jamie August 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Tracie-
I have not attempted to freeze these cookies. They are cake-like in texture, so I would be very careful when storing in the freezer. I hope this helps.
-Jamie

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Heather August 23, 2014 at 11:01 am

Oh yum! Lemon cookies are amazing in the summertime!

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Jamie August 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

Thanks so much Heather! I appreciate you stopping by.

-Jamie

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Emily August 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

These cookies look lovely, could you not ise ricotta cheese in them to just make a plain lemon cookie?

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Jamie August 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

You will need to use a substitution if you can not find ricotta cheese. Cottage cheese or farmers cheese would be an acceptable substitution. Thanks for stopping by.

-Jamie

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Sarah September 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm

These look delicious! Have you, or anyone else, tried them with key limes, or oranges? It seems like it could be a good recipe to substitute.

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Jamie September 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Sarah-
I haven’t, but I bet they would be amazing. Let me know if you give it a whirl.
-Jamie

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Simona October 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

Beautiful cookies, beautiful pictures.

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Jamie October 22, 2014 at 8:02 am

Simona-
Thanks so much for visiting!

-Jamie

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Meredith November 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I just made my first batch and they are fantastic!!!!! Great cookie!
My question is how do you store them? Does the frosting get hard enough where you’re able to stack them?

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Jamie November 23, 2014 at 11:32 am

Meredith-
The glaze will harden up quite nicely. I made these during the summer, so I stored mine in the refrigerator, I think they’ll do just fine at room temp too. Thanks for visiting!
-Jamie

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