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Soft Almond Cookies

Soft Almond Cookies

These Italian Christmas cookies are made with ricotta cheese, giving them a soft, cake-like texture.

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40 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time



1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Decorator sprinkles

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add ricotta cheese, egg and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, beating at low speed after each addition.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon glaze over cooled cookies; decorate with sprinkles as desired. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

60 Calories
2.5 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
50 Sodium (mg)
9 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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