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These white chocolate and raspberry cookies are soft and chewy and so easy to make! They're ready in under 20 minutes, there's no chilling required, and they can be made using fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried raspberries!
I love berry season and if I can find a way to add berries to a dessert, I will always do it. My raspberry cupcakes and strawberry cheesecake cookies are on repeat in my kitchen all summer long, but now I can't stop making these either!
These white chocolate and raspberry cookies are sooo dang good - and the best part is how easy they are! They bring together the rich indulgent flavors of white chocolate with the summery sweet tang of raspberries.
Why These White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies Work
- These raspberry cookies use real raspberries for bursts of fresh raspberry flavor, but can also be made using freeze-dried or frozen raspberries. That means you can make them year round, not just in the summer!
- This recipe has been tested using regular dairy ingredients as well as dairy free ingredients, so it can be made either way!
- The white chocolate adds a sweet richness to these cookies that pairs so well with raspberries.
- There is no chill time required for these cookies so they'll be ready in 20 minutes or less!
- White chocolate: You can use any white chocolate you'd like (regular or dairy free). Either chop a white chocolate bar into chunks or use white chocolate chips. You can even replace the white chocolate with dark chocolate!
- Raspberries: I prefer to use fresh raspberries for these cookies, but you can also use frozen raspberries or freeze-dried raspberries.
- Butter: You can use regular unsalted butter or dairy free/vegan butter in this recipe.
Step By Step Instructions
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking sheets. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to a medium bowl and set it aside for later.
STEP TWO: In the bowl of a standing mixer or handheld mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until they are light and fluffy. This will take around 1-2 minutes.
STEP THREE: Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
STEP FOUR: Add in the dry ingredients, mixing them in just until the last specks of flour are gone (careful not to over-mix), then fold in the white chocolate.
STEP FIVE: Gently fold in the raspberries into the dough, then form the dough into 1.5 tablespoon sized balls using your hands or a cookie scoop.
STEP SIX: Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 8-11 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown and the middles look set (but not golden). Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Yes! Freeze-dried raspberries work great in these cookies!
If the cookies didn't spread, that means you over-measured your flour. This is why it's so crucial to learn to properly measure ingredients! The most accurate way to measure flour is to weigh it, but the second best option is to fluff the flour up in the bag, then scoop it out little by little into your measuring cup and level off the top with a knife.
If your cookies are flat, the cookie dough likely either sat out at room temperature for too long or there were more raspberries added to the dough than the recipe called for, which could add more moisture to the cookies.
Refrigerating the remaining cookie dough before baking it will help salvage this.
Classic white chocolate does contain milk so it is not dairy free. But luckily, there are plenty of dairy free/vegan options out there! Here are a few of my favorites:
-Pascha White Chocolate Bars
-Pascha White Chocolate Chips
-No Whey White Chocolate Bar
-King David White Chocolate Baking Coins
Absolutely! You can swap out the raspberries for strawberries, blueberries, or even blackberries!
- Measure your flour properly: My number one most recommended tool for baking is a kitchen scale. Weighing out your flour will make a massive difference in whether your cookies turn out properly - seriously. If you don't have a kitchen scale, do not scoop the flour directly out of the bag. Here is a helpful tutorial on how to properly measure your flour.
- Be gentle as you fold the raspberries into the cookie dough so that they don't get squished and bleed colour through the cookies.
- If using fresh or frozen raspberries, don't try to use more than the recipe calls for. Too many raspberries will make the cookie dough too wet.
- If using fresh raspberries, don't wash them and immediately stir them into the cookie dough. Either wash them before hand and let them dry, or thoroughly pat them dry with a paper towel to prevent excess water in the cookie dough.
- For gooey pools of white chocolate on top of your cookies, press a few more pieces of chocolate directly into the cookie dough before putting it in the oven!
- For soft cookies, don't over bake them! As long as the edges look slightly set and the middles look golden brown, the cookies are ready. If you wait until the entire cookie is golden brown they will be over-baked.
- For even baking, bake the cookies one baking sheet at a time. Be sure to refrigerate the cookie dough while the first batch is in the oven.
Storage and Freezing Instructions
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
The cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months in a freezer bag. Sometimes I like to even eat them cold out of the freezer but they will thaw quickly at room temperature.
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White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies
- ¾ cup butter, softened (regular or vegan)
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup raspberries, roughly chopped (fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried)
- ½ cup white chocolate, chopped (or white chocolate chips) (regular or vegan white chocolate)
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment or a handheld mixer, combine butter and both sugars, mixing until light and fluffy, around 2 minutes.
- Add in the egg and vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
- Mix in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) until combined. Do not over-mix! Fold in the white chocolate.
- Gently fold in the raspberries. (Careful not to squish them too much into the dough!)
- Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form 1.5 tablespoon sized balls of dough. Place the dough onto the baking sheets, around 3-4 inches apart and bake one sheet at a time, for 8-10 minutes. Refrigerate remaining cookie dough while the first baking sheet is in the oven. The edges will be slightly golden brown and the tops will look set, but soft.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
The calorie information provided for this recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.
Baking for Christmas
I was wondering if I could substitute dried cranberries for the raspberries in this recipe.
Hi! Sorry if i missed it in the instructions, but if using frozen raspberries instead of fresh, should I let them thaw first or are they good to be incorporated right out of the freezer?
You can incorporate them right out of the freezer!
1. Can you replace the raspberries with pitted cherries
2. Is there issue if you use this recipe and just oats and raisins for oatmeal raisins cookies? If so how much raisins and oats?
1. I think that should be fine - just be sure to pat them dry to remove excess moisture
2. If you want to make oatmeal raisin cookies you can use this recipe instead
Does recipe call for unsalted or salted butter. If I use one opposed to other, will that change the taste drastically?
Hi Mike, You can use either or. If you use unsalted butter, the cookies will just be slightly sweeter. If you prefer your cookies less sweet, you can use salted. You can also use unsalted butter and increase the salt by 1/8 teaspoon!
I’ve only tasted one cookie so far and it was super fluffy and delicious, but mine took 20 minutes to bake! My oven was set at 350°, and the first batch went in without any time in the fridge. Not sure what happened or it’s happened to anyone else. Either way, they’re really goo, and I’ll definitely try making them again!
Hi Yemaya! That's very strange! Your oven temperature could be off (which is very common), you could use an oven thermometre to test it! Either way I'm so happy you loved the cookies, thanks for the review!
How many ounces of freeze dried raspberries would you suggest?
Hi Debbie, you can use about one third of a cup to half a cup of freeze dried raspberries
Hi, I want to make this cookies and wondered how many cookies does this recipe make?.
Also, can you store them in the fridge?
Hi! This recipe makes 20 cookies, and they can just be stored at room temperature!
What are your thoughts about adding lemon juice or macadamia nuts?
Hi Tami!I wouldn't recommend adding lemon juice - but you can add lemon zest to the dough instead (this will give the cookies more lemon flavor anyways!). Macadamia nuts would also be totally fine to add to the cookies!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Thank you for such a delicious recipe. I brought these into work (about 5 dozen) and they were gone before lunch time. 🙂 I reduced the baking soda to account for the high altitude where I live (~7,000 ft elevation). I also made them using gluten-free AP flour, and they still turned out perfectly! Thanks, Gabby!
Hi Mikaela! I am so thrilled to hear that you loved the cookies so much and that they worked out well with GF flour and high altitude adjustments! Thanks so much for sharing and taking the time to come back and leave a review! 🙂
Great recipe! Cookies came out incredibly delicious. Gooey and chewy. I’m going to swap the raspberries for macadamia nuts next time. Is there any way of reducing the sugar content without effecting this recipe?
Hi Mike! So happy to hear that you loved the cookies! Macadamia nuts would be delicious in these! You could try to reduce each of the sugars by 2 tablespoons each, but I haven't tested them that way so I can't say for sure how they'll turn out. Reducing the sugar further could change the texture quite a bit. If they are too sweet for you, you could also try using salted butter. Good luck!!
I loved how these cookies came out! Chewy and refreshing. However, they started molding the very next day after baking them. I assume it’s from the fresh raspberries and the gear possibly ruined them?
Hi Liyah! So glad you loved them! That hasn't happened to me before, but if the climate where you live is very warm (or the temp in your kitchen), then unfortunately that could happen with any baked goods with fruit in them 🙁 my suggestions would be to freeze them after baking and bring one to room temperature each day that you want to eat them, or you could try storing them in the fridge! You could also use freeze dried raspberries to avoid that!
The metric system does not specify the gram clearly. Can you just inform me of the butter and raspberry please.
3/4 cup- butter
1/2 cup- raspberry
Hi Amina, 1/2 cup raspberries is roughly 60 grams, and the 3/4 cup butter is 158 grams. Enjoy!
Looks delicious! What can I use to replace the egg?
Hi! I haven't tried it myself but you can try to replace it with a flax egg! Enjoy 🙂
My new favorite cookies! A breeze to make too
Hi Kylie! Yay I'm so happy you loved them! Thanks for trying them out 🙂
Hello I wanted to know if I could make this without chocolate in it. I only want the raspberries
Hi Erica! You definitely can just leave out the chocolate from the recipe 🙂 Enjoy!
Tammy Lynn Parker
One of my favorites and I’ve even tried with blackberries too! Friends and family rave
Hi Tammy! I am so happy to hear that the cookies are a hit! Blackberries sounds delicious, I'll have to try that! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, that made my day! 🙂
OMG i don't usually comment on recipes but these are SO good i had to
Hi Shay! I'm so happy to hear that you loved the cookies 🙂 Thanks for the review!
Hi, the butter is only in cups even on the metric version - any idea how much it is in grams?
Hi Jess, the reason for that is that the weight of some brands of vegan butters can be different than regular butter, so depending on which you're using the weight can vary slightly. For regular (dairy) butter, you'll need 170 grams. Enjoy!
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YUMMY COOKIE! I made this cookie dairy free with vegan butter. I used frozen raspberries and vegan white chocolate chips. It’s soft, chewy and full of raspberry flavor. This is going in my permanent recipe collection! Thanks for the wonderful recipe ❤️
Hi! I'm so happy that you loved the cookies, this made my day! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! 😀
These look great but there is egg in them, is there a vegan alternative please?
Hi Sandra, I haven't tested this recipe without eggs, but you could try substituting it with one flax egg