Ricotta Sugar Cookie: Tradition with Dessert

easter tradition- ricotta sugar cookies
Traditions are great. They keep family ties strong, friendships interesting and memories cherish-able. But when you’re newly married or starting a family, you realize some traditions need to end, some need to continue, and some need to form.
When I married my husband seven years ago, it was apparent to me that I needed to start our own traditions.  I had recently moved 2,000 miles from my family, and starting our own family traditions was a way I could plant new roots. It just so happened Easter was the next holiday, so my search for an Easter tradition began.


Finding Our New Tradition: Hello Ricotta Sugar Cookie

Other than a family gathering, church and the EGG-cademy awards (I bet you want to know what this is about!) I didn’t grow up with an extravagant list of Easter traditions. I am Southern Baptist, so the Mennonite Easter tradition of Paska was a whole new food to discover (I only tired it for the first time two years ago). And I loved it! But I honestly enjoy all sweets.
I wanted to do something that was easy enough to accomplish every year, and enjoyable to involve children once we started a family. After searching for a few Easter recipes I found what I was looking for. But at the time I didn’t realize I had hit a recipe jackpot! Since first making this recipe seven years ago, it has become my families favorite cookie, and has been shared among many family and friends! In fact, I’ll be dumbfounded if you don’t find this cookie irresistible. So here ya go, and if you say it like Giada De Laurentiis,  it’s even better! My mouth is just watering thinking about this cookie recipe.
Ricotta Sugar Cookie - easter tradition

Ricotta Sugar Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1.5 tsp. almond extract
8 oz ricotta cheese
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbs butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups icing sugar
1 1/2 tbs milk
Dainty Sprinkle Co. sprinkles to decorate (mermaid dreams featured here)


Heat oven to 350 F convection bake. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, add vanilla, ricotta and almond extract. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Baked 10-12 minutes**. Cool completely. Cream together icing ingredients and frost cookies. Decorate with Dainty Sprinkle Co. mixes. Enjoy!
**Note: The cookies form best when rolled into balls rather than scooped from a cookie cutter. You will get a nice soft crust this way, and it makes for a prettier presentation. Lightly flour your hands (very important to avoid sticking) and roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper, these cookies like to burn on the bottom, so check constantly after first 10 minutes and add 1-2 minute intervals if more time is needed.

Dainty Sprinkle Co. Gave These Ricotta Sugar Cookies a Perfect Spring Look



easter tradition cookie recipe
These fun sprinkle mixes made this cookie recipe kid approved. They couldn’t keep there hands away!
What’s an easter tradition in your family? I always love trying new things and want to
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