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Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies

These lemon ricotta sandwich cookies are extra soft and spongy from the addition of ricotta cheese. Filled with sweet ricotta frosting, you can’t eat just one!

Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies. They start with a cake mix and are super spongy with a sweet ricotta filling!

Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies

Oh my gosh I love lemon cookies! I love cookies, period. But there’s just something about lemon cookies that is so refreshing and different from the chocolate and peanut butter standards, especially in the warmer months.

This recipe is an adaptation of my lemon cookies with cream cheese frosting, but this time I wanted to add ricotta cheese. I love the velvety texture and mild flavor of ricotta. It’s the perfect ingredient to balance the sweetness of the cookies and tartness of the lemon. Plus, it gives the cookies a wonderfully soft and spongy texture. They’re almost like whoopie pies!

Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies. They start with a cake mix and are super spongy with a sweet ricotta filling!

I also have to admit that I love using boxed cake mix to make cookies. I first tried cake mix cookies with a box of red velvet and I’ve been hooked ever since!

I love making food completely from scratch, but I like how super fast they are to whip up with a mix, and I can’t resist the incredible results. The addition of fresh lemon zest gives these cookies that homemade taste.

Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies. They start with a cake mix and are super spongy with a sweet ricotta filling!

I sandwiched these cookies with a sweet and fluffy ricotta frosting to really highlight the ingredient. I could eat this frosting with a spoon!

I’m not even what you would call a frosting fanatic, but when you add cheese to the mix it’s a whole other ball game. It starts to taste more like cheesecake – or in this case cannoli cream filling. Yes please, sign me up for that!

Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies. They start with a cake mix and are super spongy with a sweet ricotta filling!

I took a container of these cookies with me to a potluck where they disappeared like a pot of gold. I think it’s safe to say I’m not the only one who loves the lemon-ricotta combo! Try these lemon ricotta sandwich cookies yourself and see!

Lemon Ricotta Sandwich Cookies. They start with a cake mix and are super spongy with a sweet ricotta filling!


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Nicole

Friday 22nd of June 2018

Was going to try the recipe with the cream cheese frosting but then saw the link for this one and knew I HAD to try it (I love both lemon and ricotta!!). I didn't have any lemon cake mix, so I used vanilla mix and added the juice of the lemon that I got the zest from. The "cookies" ended up looking more like cream puffs. Maybe I should have flattened them instead of trying to round them out. And I did not wait long enough for the frosting to set, so they kept slip-sliding around. So for appearance, I failed miserably. But as for flavor, I'd say these were super tasty. Thanks for a delicious recipe!