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Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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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Saturday 24th of August 2019

Do these cookies freeze well?  Would like to make them ahead for my son’s wedding.


Thursday 29th of August 2019

Hello! I haven't attempted freezing this recipe, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie


Monday 24th of December 2018

I’ve made these cookies for a few years now. I love them. However sometimes when I make them they spread thin and leak out. Then whatever leaks out burns. Do you know why this is?


Thursday 3rd of January 2019

Hi Chad - I've never had this issue so I'm not sure what might be happening. Do you always make sure to use whole milk ricotta? If not, I wonder if that could be the issue. I am glad to hear you love the cookies, though! Happy baking. Jamie


Wednesday 6th of December 2017

I must say that I absolutely LOVE these cookies. And so do many others. I get requests for these regularly! Thank you!


Monday 11th of December 2017

Thanks so much, Terry! I am so happy to hear you enjoy them! Happy Holidays to you and yours! -Jamie

Gail Smith

Saturday 18th of November 2017

Can I freeze these cookies ? 


Sunday 19th of November 2017

Gail- I have never frozen these cookies, so I am not sure how they will keep in the freezer. Hopefully someone will chime in and answer your question. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Baking! -Jamie


Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Quite simply put.....these lemon ricotta cookies are an addiction. Gave some to my mother and she actually hides them in the fridge LOL which when eaten a little chilled are a refreshing treat. Everyone goes nuts over them!!!


Friday 4th of August 2017

Rick- I'm glad other people hide food in the fridge! So glad to hear you and your mom enjoyed them, Rick! -Jamie

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