Italian ricotta cookies are a classic cookie favorite! This soft and moist ricotta cookie recipe is flavored with almond extract and lemon juice and zest for a bright flavor, and topped with a simple almond-flavored glaze.
These Italian ricotta cookies have been a long time in the making!
Like so many Italian cookies, they’re a delicacy I happily ate throughout my childhood. However each time I made them as an adult I felt that they weren’t quite as I remembered them.
Too flat and moist, too lemon-y, not lemon-y enough…let’s just say the number of ricotta cookie batches I’ve made this year falls between five and ten.