Ricotta Cheese & Wheaties Cookies

The ricotta brownies didn’t work out, but as the day wore on, I became even more determined to get rid of the last small bit of ricotta cheese. At one point, it occurred to me that I had a dog who might like it, but that seemed like cheating. I had to do something with it, so I went to Recipezaar, selected “Ingredients” used the key word “Ricotta” and came up with an interesting cookie made with ricotta cheese and Wheaties cereal – another ingredient I was trying to use efficiently.

The recipe was posted by someone who hadn’t tried it, but another kind person left a 5 star review and pointed out how nutritious the cookies were. I had 40 minute to kill so I made a quick half batch of cookies. All in all, they were not bad. They’re definitely more of a breakfast or snack type thing and not a dessert – unless you like really dense/wheaty/cinnamony things for dessert. They kind of reminded me of muffin tops, actually…..just not quite as cakey. My only complaint was, they seemed strangely salty and I used the exact amount of salt called for.


Wheaties Cookies

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  1. Rina says

    I guessed wrong – I thought you were going to use the extra ricotta in another cheesecake! You are so resourceful. Just pulled a batch of your “One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies” (the last one you posted) out of the oven, they are yummy and sturdy.

  2. says

    Jen, they are inventive. I really enjoy reading Missy Lapine’s recipes. I have her first book, but havne’t bought the second one yet.

    Priscilla, I have never heard of that type of ricotta based gnocchi. Interesting. That recipe got great reviews. The only problem is, I don’t eat mushrooms. I like the flavor, but not the texture.

    Rina, I need to bake some more chocolate chip cookies too. I’m in the mood for some of the one bowl thin and buttery ones. The ones I always go back to.

  3. says

    These look and sound really interesting and of course, I’m interested because they are healthy. I may play around with the recipe using cottage cheese (because I have some) and Raisin Bran. But if you read my blog today, I can’t until I finish cleaning T’s bedroom. Made a small amount of progress today!

  4. Joanna says

    That’s a funny combination, especially since you made those Wheaties cookies and had to use those up. I had that problem today with an avocado that was going bad. I just made guacamole last week and didn’t want to make it again. Unfortunately, I don’t know what else to do with an avocado so looks like I’ll be eating more guacamole this week. haha

  5. Michael-Ann says

    My family makes a good italian ricotta cheese cookie. It is just a pretty plain white cookie with frosting on top. They are actually really good, it can be a drop cookie or you can roll it out and make cut-outs with it. Kids love them. I’m not sure if they are healthier because of the ricotta, but maybe a little bit. I could dig out that recipe, because now I’m craving them and we’re having a party this weekend…..

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