Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies – thick, soft & chewy chocolate cookies everyone loves.

Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies

Hi friends! How are you? The holiday season is upon us & it is time to break out all the favorite recipes for family & friends. This time of year I like to not only make all our traditional favorites but also crack open grandma’s old cookbook & make some recipes I remember from childhood that we don’t have all that often anymore.

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One of those recipes is this delicious version of Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies. I love taking grandma’s recipes & making them my own. So after re-working these a few times to get them just right, we finally created a super soft & chewy treat that everyone raves over.

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The family really loves it when I remake recipes because they get to sample all the versions as I work through to get it just right. I mean, they certainly aren’t complaining as I ask them to make batch after batch disappear. They love these chocolate ricotta cookies and so do I. These make the best neighbor gifts too. Sometimes I’ll add a chocolate ganache on top with some sprinkles if I am making a plate of goodies to give away. But when it’s just our family enjoying a treat, topping these with chocolate chips and slivered almonds is just perfect.

Easy Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies

Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies

Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies
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Chocolate Almond Ricotta Cookies- So good!
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Ricotta Cheese, part skim
  • ⅓ heaping cup dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • 3-2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips- for mixing
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips for the tops
  • ½ cup slivered almonds for the top
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter & sugar.
  3. Add eggs & mix well
  4. Add almond & vanilla extracts - beat until just blended.
  5. Fold in ricotta cheese.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, & salt.
  7. Mix in dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cookies bounce back when touched lightly & the center of the cookie no longer looks moist.
  11. Transfer to a cookie rack to cool. Top with additional chocolate chips & slivered almonds.



Look at these babies! So thick & chewy! All that chocolate goodness just makes me want to whip up another batch right now. These will definitely be the holiday favorite for all your friends & family this year.

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I hope you love them as much as we do!

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Have a delicious day! 


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