Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chocolate & Toffee Chip Ricotta Cookies

I have a craving for chocolate chip cookies!! There is no way around it.  No substitutions please!!!!
These little beauties made my night! that I think about it, perhaps there are a few changes to be made.  I tested out a new cookie recipe tonight.  A little whole wheat flour, no butter, low fat ricotta cheese.....lets see what I can muster up!! During my research tonight I came across several recipes for various ricotta cookies.  They all looked delectable with their various lemon or lime flavourings but I really wanted chocolate chip cookies!!  I found a great recipe on the La Kocinera blog.  It looked like a great place to start.  Nothing like playing around a little with a great recipe!

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg (or 1/2 a banana, thoroughly mashed and 1/4 tsp baking powder)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup toffee bits
In a bowl mix together the coconut oil (or butter), 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar until creamed together and fully combined.

Add 1 cup ricotta cheese, 1 egg, and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and continue mixing until light and fluffy looking.

In a separate bowl whisk together 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt.

Add the flour mixture into the mixing bowl and mix to completely incorporate the flour.

Stir in 2/3 cup toffee bits and 2/3 cup chocolate chips.

If you used softened butter, chill the dough for about an hour or so before baking.

Scoop 1 tbsp portions onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

Wait until the cool slightly (if you can) before devouring.

Until next time, stay warm and eat well.


  1. Those look great AND I've been looking for a recipe to use up that one cup of ricotta cheese that I have in the fridge. SCORE!

  2. hi Lori
    wow...ricotta in a cookie!! You certainly got my attention! Those tasty little morsels sound like they would go perfectly with my coffee, I love the addition of the toffee too!

  3. These cookies are so yummy! I love that you can use ricotta - this is a must try. I'd love to taste one or two. :)

  4. I'm definitely making these! I did a cookie recipe once with ricotta and loved it. Your's look so fluffy though and I love the sound of the toffee chips. Yum!

  5. Ricotta? Cookie? !!! I love this! It's like a cannoli cookie! Brilliant.

  6. I bid on these in Steph's online bakesale and BOY am I sure glad I did! They arrived today, all nicely packaged and begging to be eaten. So I happily obliged. Three cookies and a tall glass of milk later, I am in cookie heaven. Thanks so much, Lori! I will definitely be trying these out myself.

  7. Hi Zoe, I am so glad you liked them! I am also glad they arrived! I did pay for ovenight delivery on Wednesday, Feb 2...ahhh, Canada Post strikes again!! Glad they got there safe and sound!

  8. Zoe, You wouldn't happen to have the tracking number from the package still, would you? If so, could you please email it to me? I can't find my reciept and I would like to let Canada post know that 5 days when I paid for overnight is not a good thing. Thank you!


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