Total Time:  50 min
Prep Time:  10 min
Cook Time: 40 min

Servings: 30

This Valentine’s ricotta cookies recipe, is super easy to make. The cookies taste moist, because of the ricotta, and then you have a bit of crunch from the Valentine’s Day sprinkle decorations. As you can see from the picture, I have added food coloring to make these Valentine ricotta cookies more festive.

valentine ricotta cookie


  • ½ cup Tillamook butter- softened
  • ¼ cup Frigo ricotta
  • 1 tsp McCormick vanilla extract
  • 1 cup C&H pure cane granulated white sugar
  • 1 Wilcox egg
  • 2 cups Gold Medal flour
  • ½ tsp Arm & Hammer baking soda
  • ½ tsp Morton iodized salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Valentine’s decorations


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend butter with ricotta until creamy. Add vanilla, then sugar gradually, beating until blended. Finally add the egg.

Mix all the dry ingredients left together. Slowly mix the dry ingredients with the wet, until well blended. Mix the red food coloring into the mixture until your desired color is achieved.

Drop by tablespoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. I separated the batter and mixed different Valentine’s Day decorations into the batter. Decorate the Valentine’s ricotta cookie tops with more decorations.

Cook for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 30-36 cookies, yummy cookies.

More about Ricotta Cookies

Ricotta is included in many Italian desserts, much like mascarpone is used in northern-Italian cuisine. Ricotta is mixed until smooth and anything from citrus, chocolate, or sugar is added to prepare a sweet dessert. Ricotta combined with eggs and cooked grain creates delicious pastries.

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