Sweet Ravioli Cookies
Ravioli Dolci

Filled with ricotta cheese, these sweet ravioli are as tender as soft sugar cookies. They are delicious, terrific eye-catching treats, make a great conversational starter at parties. You can easily prepare the dough a day in advance, and bake them anytime when you’re ready.

Making sweet ravioli dough

Unsalted butter, softened ½ cup or 1 stick
Granulated sugar ½ cup
Egg 1 large
Sour cream 2 Tbsp
All purpose flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1½ tsp
A pinch of salt

Ravioli dough

  • Cream softened butter and sugar together until lightly fluffy. Add egg and sour cream, continue mixing until well blended.

  • Fold in flour, baking powder, and salt. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • Filling

    Ricotta cheese 1 cup
    Granulated sugar ¼ cup
    Egg yolk 1 large
    Lemon extract ½ tsp


    Egg white, lightly beaten 1 large
    Sugar 2 Tbsp
    Cinnamon 1 tsp

  • Mix all ingredients for filling in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Shaping ravioli-like homemade cookies

  • Roll chilled dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out circles using a 2½-inch round cookie cutter. You need to make an even number of circles.

  • Deposit enough ricotta filling into the center of half of your cut-out circles. Brush some egg white around the edge of these circles to help seal them.

  • Place another circle of dough on top. Press edges firmly to seal. Make decorative marks along the sealed edge with a fork.

  • carefully lift these ricotta-filled sweet ravioli with a metal spatula, and place them on prepared cookie sheets.

  • Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

    sweet ravioli homemade cookies

  • Cool these deliciously soft and sweet ravioli cookies on wire racks before serving. Refrigerate any leftover cookies in an airtight container.

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