Two weeks ago, a very close friend gave birth to her second son. Of course us girls went to visit her! And what better present can you bring than a box of homemade cookies to enjoy and chit chat over! You don’t need the pearls on top, but they just looked nice!

See the recipe here:

Ingredients for approx. 50 cookies
Recipe adapted from
250g soft butter (not melted)
300g sugar (if preparing for kids, I only use 150g sugar and no glaze)
2 eggs
425g ricotta cheese
1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract
500g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

For the glaze:
4 tablespoons milk
100g confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
Sprinkles/Pearls (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (oven set to air circulation).

Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, ricotta cheese, vanilla extract and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl add flour, baking soda and baking powder and  then add to the ricotta mixture until all is mixed well.

Heap a teaspoon full of dough and roll into a ball (I used a second teaspoon for help) and place onto a lined baking sheet with a little space in between them, as they will spread out a little. Continue with the rest of the dough.


Bake the cookies for approx. 8-10 minutes, until the bottoms turn very light brown. Remove the tray and let cool for a few minutes before you transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.


While the cookies are in the oven, prepare the glaze by mixing the milk, confectioners’ sugar and almond extract together until smooth. Use a basting brush to spread the glaze onto each cookie. If you want to add sprinkles – immediately top with sprinkles, so they stick!