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Key Lime Ricotta Cookies

Key Lime Ricotta Cookies on a plate with limes

These Key Lime Ricotta Cookies are my latest baking comfort food. Like the rest of the country I find comfort in baking and eating what I bake. I find it fascinating what people are buying and hoarding. I haven’t been able to buy flour and yeast in weeks , those items just fly off the shelves . Don’t even get me started on cleaning products, luckily I keep my cleaning supplies pretty well stocked but I am starting to get nervous, lol.  So back to this cookie, I took a really basic fluffy ricotta cookie and gave it a tangy sweet flavor of key lime. I just love anything that is full of citrus flavor.

If you have never had a ricotta cookie you are missing out. They fluffy , cake like and so tender and melt in your mouth. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the flavor of key lime into this cookie and I was right. This Key Lime Ricotta Cookie is so yummy and refreshing.

Key Lime Ricotta Cookies stacked

To get started preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. If you haven’t noticed I adore parchment paper and use it to bake all my cookies. It is so magical and just bakes everything more evenly. Once that is done cream together butter ,eggs , sugar and beat until nice and fluffy. Now add the flour , baking powder , salt and blend well. Mix in the fresh lime zest. Cover and chill for 1 hour.  I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and dropped dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.

Mixing cookies and placing them on a cookies sheet

Remove the cookies from the cookie sheets and cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Once the cookies are cool mix the glaze . Add 1/2 -1 full teaspoon of lime zest depending on how tangy you like it. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of key lime and mix according to how thick or thin you like it. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze , let the excess drip off. Place the cookies back on the cooling rack and let them dry completely.

Mixing and applying the glaze

Enjoy!

A bite taken out of the Key Lime Ricotta Cookies

 

Key Lime Ricotta Cookies

These key lime ricotta cookies are cake like and melt in your mouth good. The tangy glaze bring these up a notch and are bursting with citrus flavor.
4.24 from 17 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter-Room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Ricotta- whole milk ricotta
  • 2 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice
  • 2 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime zest

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large mixing cream together the butter, sugar and egg until fluffy
  • Add the ricotta and key lime juice blend until smooth
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt and blend well
  • Add lime zest and blend well
  • Cover and chill dough for one hour
  • Drop dough by the tablespoon about 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets
  • Bake 15-17 minutes in preheated oven
  • Once baked removed from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack
  • Once cookies are completely cooled mix glaze starting with 2 tablespoons of key lime juice and add more if you want it thinner
  • Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze , let the excess drip off and dry on the cooling rack

Notes

This makes about 2 1/2 dozen depending on the size cookie you make
I use Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice for this recipe
Keyword key lime cookies, key lime ricotta cookies, ricotta cookies
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Megan
Megan
4 years ago

These cookies look so delicious! The glaze on top is a game changer!

Jenny
4 years ago

Loved your cookies, I love key lime anything and these were awesome!

Kelly Anthony
Kelly Anthony
4 years ago

We have been doing lots of baking around here too. My girls will love helping me make these key lime ricotta cookies.

Mama Maggie's Kitchen
Mama Maggie's Kitchen
4 years ago

These Key Lime Ricotta Cookies look so deliciously good. I wish I could eat that right this minute!

paula
4 years ago

Great recipe since I always have leftover ricotta in my fridge! And I love that you use limes instead of the usual lemon. Thanks for sharing.

Marisa Franca Stewart
Marisa Franca Stewart
4 years ago

I love pistachio ricotta cookies so I imagine these would be as tasty. I especially enjoy the taste of citrus. The aroma and flavor is outstanding. I’ve saved the recipe to make ASAP. I know the family will go crazy over it.

Leslie
Leslie
4 years ago

I cannot imagine how aazing these must be but they look stellar!!!

sugarlovespices
sugarlovespices
4 years ago

These ricotta cookies look so tender and melt-in-your-mouth! Love the flavors and I think I would just pop one after the after in my mouth without being able to stop! 🙂

Ahead of Thyme
Ahead of Thyme
4 years ago

Yum, these cookies look so good and are adorable! I love key lime anything, so this is going to be perfect for me!

Aline
Aline
4 years ago

OMG! These were a dream!!! I’m obsessed with key lime, and I can’t believe I never had these before!! <y life is complete ahah Thank you!

Bella
Bella
3 years ago

Unfortunately, my cookies got flat and I had to keep them in the oven for another 10 min. Not happy with the recipe.

Reah
3 years ago

My cookies turned out flat, but the flavor is delish! Any idea what could have caused them to flatten?

Robyn
1 year ago
Reply to  Reah

Check your baking soda. I’ve had chocolate chip cookies go flat because of baking soda.

Reah
3 years ago

Also, do you think this recipe would work with lemons?

Sandra Ellis
Sandra Ellis
2 years ago

Can you freeze these cookies for later?

Cheryl L Smith
Cheryl L Smith
5 months ago

5 stars
I made grinch cookies with this recipe by rolling the green color chilled dough balls in granulated sugar and then in powder sugar and adding a little red heart sprinkle. I left them in the full ball shape for baking, which resulted in the perfect cute grinch cookie. No glaze.

Last edited 5 months ago by Cheryl L Smith