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Soft, fluffy ricotta cookies filled with mini chocolate chips and finished with melted semi-sweet chocolate. These Cannoli Cookies are a unique, delicious treat!
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Cannoli Cookies

Soft, fluffy ricotta cookies filled with mini chocolate chips and finished with melted semi-sweet chocolate. These Cannoli Cookies are a unique, delicious treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cannoli Cookies
Servings: 60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Instructions

Cookies

  • Using electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat butter and sugar and lightened and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Add in ricotta, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix until well combined, again scraping down sides as needed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour, and cornstarch. Slowly mix into ricotta mixture until well combined.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips. Chill dough for at least 1 hour (okay to chill overnight as well).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Form dough into ~1.5 tablespoon sided balls. Place balls at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 13-14 minutes, or until tops are a light golden brown. Let cool completely before topping.

Topping

  • In a double boiler, or a metal bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, melt chocolate and shortening. Stir frequently.
  • Dip half of individual cookies in melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate. Place cookies on parchment paper or a cooling rack. Alternatively, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cookies.