Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies

orange ricotta chocolate chip cookies on a plate

I’ve got another super easy Christmas cookie recipe comin’ in hot at you today. These chocolate chip orange ricotta cookies are actually quite special. They’re pillow soft, have that zesty citrus orange bite, and aren’t too sweet. They’re honestly hard to have around the house, I keep eating and eating and eating them. 

One caveat: these are delicate so be sure not to burn the bottoms. I wouldn’t use a dark pan, as this can encourage burning. I like my brightly coloured silicone liners. 

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp orange zest 

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese 

  • 1 tsp vanilla 

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Cookie Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (154g) powdered sugar

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp fresh orange juice

  • 1 tsp orange zest (about 1/2 navel orange)

Instructions: How to Make Your Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. In one bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt 

  3. In second bowl fitted to an electric stand mixer cream together sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp orange zest 

  4. Add egg , ricotta and vanilla to wet ingredients. Once combined add in flour mixture and chocolate chips. 

  5. This one is up to you: chill for two hours, or if aint nobody got time for that, just be okay with working with slightly soft dough 🙂 

  6. Scoop dough onto cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop (about 1 Tbsp per cookie)  

  7. Bake 13 or so minutes until almost set. 

  8. Let cool a few minutes. Move to wire rack. 

  9. For glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Spoon over cookies. 

  10. Let glaze set. Enjoy!  

orange chocolate chip ricotta cookies close up

What did you think of these cookies? I’d love to hear from you! 

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