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These cookies are super soft and full of real vanilla flavor.

Soft Ricotta Cookies With Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 5 dozen 1x


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caviar of one vanilla bean pod
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caviar of one vanilla bean pod


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed.
  3. Add Ricotta cheese and mix until smooth. Add vanilla extract and vanilla caviar and blend.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients on low speed until a dough is formed.
  6. Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Cookies will just be started to get golden around the bottom edges.
  7. Remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.
  8. Spoon glaze onto cookies and allow it to fully set before storing.


  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and vanilla caviar in a small bowl until smooth.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 107
  • Sugar: 9.4g
  • Sodium: 86mg
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg