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almond cookie ice cream sandwich

Italian Salted Almond Cookies

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies. 1x


Crispy, salted cookie great for making ice cream sandwiches



1 ½ cups all purpose flour

½ cup almond flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

¼ cup ricotta cheese

1-cup sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup chopped almonds

finishing salt of your choice


  1. Heat oven 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt into a small bowl; set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat butter, ricotta cheese and sugar until well blended. Add egg and extracts; blend well.
  4. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until dry ingredients are fully mixed in.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, 2-inches apart (remember these cookies spread).
  6. Top with a pinch of almonds and a sprinkle of finishing salt.
  7. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Transfer cookies on parchment paper to cooling racks. Cool completely. 
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking

Keywords: almond cookie, Italian, dessert, snack, ricotta, ice cream sandwich cookie