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Easy Cannoli Cookies

Cannoli purists, look away.  Today's recipe is Easy Cannoli Cookies from Crazy for Crust.  These cookies give you the taste of a cannoli while using simple ingredients.   I used a cookie cutter to make mine a bit more festive.  I also added a bit of green food coloring to the beaten egg.   I used half the mini chips in the filling and then dipped the edges in the other half.   You could substitute part of the vanilla for orange extract.    Thank you to Dorothy for sharing the recipe!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                           Easy cannoli cookies

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  2                     refrigerated pie crusts -- from a box
  1                     egg (+green food coloring, if desired)
     1/4           cup  turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
  2        tablespoons  heavy whipping cream
  1                cup  whole milk ricotta cheese (do not substitute low-fat)
     2/3           cup  powdered sugar
  1           teaspoon  vanilla extract
     1/2           cup  mini chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350.   Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Follow directions to unroll pie crusts and use a cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out shapes.   Re-roll the scraps and repeat.    Place on prepared sheets. 

Beat egg with food coloring and lightly brush onto each cookie.   Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.    Bake 10 to 11 minutes.   Cool on sheets for 1 minute, then move to wire rack to cool completely.

Beat the heavy cream to stiff peaks.  Whisk together ricotta and powdered sugar.    Add vanilla.  Fold in whipped cream and 1/4c chocolate chips.     Place filling into a pastry bag and pipe onto half of the cookies.   Top with the remaining cookies.    Put 1/4c of mini chocolate chips into a bowl and press the edges of the cookies into them, working your way around until the edges are covered.  

Store cookies in the fridge, and eat within a few days.


Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee. We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

Day 11

Cherry Pistachio Icebox Cookies from Palatable Pastime
Chocolate Covered Cherry Snowballs from Cooking With Carlee
Easy Cannoli Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Manju from A Day in the Life on the Farm


  1. Hi Jolene, these cookies look amazing! We love cannoli and I think these cookies would be a great addition to our Christmas Cookie repertoire. I was brought to your blog after searching for some information on Taste of Home and what happened to their online community forums. It seems they disappeared and all that is left is to follow them on pinterest, facebook, etc. A few of us are very disappointed in some of our posts that had shared recipes are no longer archived and now you know anything about TOH discontinuing forums? We didn't even see any announcement or email from them. Thanks!

    1. The Taste of Home forums did close, sadly. An announcement was pinned to the top of the boards about 5 weeks before the end date. There are a few groups on Facebook for Taste of Home. If you want to use the "contact me" option, I can send you the links.

  2. What a great idea for a sandwich cookie. I love that you cut them into holiday shapes.

    1. I've got a big collection of cookies cutters that I love to put to good use!


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