Recipe: Pistachio Ricotta Cookies


These cookies are calling.

By: Rossella Rago, Cooking with Nonna

Ingredients

For 5 Dozen

For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 ounces pistachio
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Chopped pistachio

Join Sunday Supper, OrderISDA’s weekly e-newsletter, for the latest serving of all things Italian. 

Make the pledge and become a member of Italian Sons and Daughters of America today!

Directions

  1. For the Cookies:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. In a food processor add the pistachios and process until finely ground. About 1 minute. Set aside.
    3. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and butter until blended.
    4. Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
    5. At medium speed, beat in ricotta, vanilla, ground pistachio and eggs until well combined.
    6. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; beat until dough forms.
    7. Drop dough by level tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until cookies are very lightly golden (cookies will be soft).
    8. Bake all your cookies.
  2. For the Icing:
    1. In small bowl, stir powdered sugar and milk until smooth. With small teaspoon, spread icing on cookies. Decorate with chopped Pistachio.
    2. Set cookies aside to allow icing to dry completely.

Share your favorite recipe, and we may feature it on our website.

Join the conversation, and share recipes, travel tips and stories.