Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies

Everyone is going to fall in love with these Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies! They’re so good in fact that I’d definitely add them to my list of top 5 favorite Christmas cookies!

Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies

Ricotta Cookies with Orange and Chocolate Chips

I really am head over heels in love with these cookies! They are dreamy in so many ways.

They have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, as in they are pretty much soft little pillows of bliss.


They have that irresistable flavor blend of fresh orange and dark chocolate – and it’s not just a hint. You know these are orange and chocolate cookies.

The ricotta on the other hand – that’s not a flavor you taste so don’t be worried about that if you haven’t ever made Italian ricotta cookies before.

Oh and let’s not forget about that finishing touch – that sweet and simple glaze just takes them over the top!

Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies

Ingredients Needed for These Cookies

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Oranges
  • Egg
  • Whole milk ricotta cheese
  • Vanilla
  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar

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How to Make Ricotta Cookies

  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In  a stand mixer cream together sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp orange zest.
  • Mix in egg then blend in ricotta and vanilla extract.
  • Add in flour mixture and mix until nearly combined then mix in chocolate chips.
  • Chill 1 – 2 hours. Preheat oven near end of chilling dough.
  • Drop dough onto lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until almost set, about 13 – 14 minutes.
  • Cool completely then cover with glaze.

Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies

The Perfect Christmas Cookie

These cookies will be the talk of the Christmas party, and possibly the most loved cookie at the cookie exchange or on the cookie tray you send out.

While I do have an abundance of cookies recipes shared on my blog there’s no way I could make all of them during the holidays but these will be a cookie I’ll make time and time again when the Christmas season rolls around. They taste like those chocolate oranges that I love but even better!

I made these when I had family staying over Thanksgiving and they were gone in no time. And like I said no one could have guessed it was ricotta that made them so perfect.

So in other words you don’t miss out on these!

Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies

More Recipes You Might Like

Also check out my recipes for Plain Ricotta Cookies and Coconut Lime Ricotta Cookies, because during the holidays you can’t have too many cookies, right :)?

And if you love that citrus chocolate combination be sure to try these super easy White Chocolate and Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Oranges (the white ones taste like an orange creamsicle – so yum!).

Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies