Cannoli Cookies

Snappy Gourmet
by Snappy Gourmet
36 cookies
26 min

Cannoli Cookies, an easy drop cookie recipe inspired by the popular Italian dessert. Great for Christmas and the holidays but simple enough for anytime of the year!

My Italian American family loves all things CANNOLI! So I can't help but coming up with a wide range of inspired cannoli treats and desserts like these cookies. These simple drop cookies are really like a gourmet chocolate chip cookie but with cannoli flavors like ricotta, orange, cinnamon, chocolate, and pistachios.

Since cannoli are different for different people (depending on where you live or what you grew up with...) you can easily adapt the flavors to your personal preference.

These Cannoli Cookies are a huge hit on Christmas and holiday cookie trays and cookie exchanges. They are soft and almost cake like. Drizzle some chocolate on top or dust with powdered sugar.

Recipe details
  • 36  cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 11 Minutes Total time: 26 min
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 10 ounce bag mini chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup chopped pistachios

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