Fiori di Sicilia Cookies Recipe

Carrie Vasios Mullins

Pillowy ricotta cookies are scented with Fiori di Sicilia, a fragrant blend of citrus extracts.

Note: Fiori di Sicilia is a mixed citrus extract often used to flavor panettone. It's available online at King Arthur Flour.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 24 cookies

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  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 7 ounces full-fat ricotta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia (see note)


  1. Adjust oven rack to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg and egg yolk. Beat in ricotta and fiori di sicilia until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat until just combined.

  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets and bake until lightly browned on the bottom, about 18 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Special equipment

stand mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
66 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 23mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)