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Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

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Last weekend my little sister asked me to bake something for her confirmation party. When asked what she would like my beautiful sister, as usual, said “whatever :)”.

Left to figure dessert out on my own, I decided on trying something new rather than the “go to’s”; white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, guinness cake, or plain chocolate chip cookies. After much consideration and consultation with Rachel, I decided on Chocolate Raspberry Cookies.

I did some experimentation with these as I wasn’t sure what would work best; with chocolate chips or without, with the jam inside or on top. I even tried some with Raspberry Liqueur (Nana liked these, but I think she likes anything with liqueur in it!).  So the recipe below is the final verdict after family taste testing. I may go back and tinker with this recipe in the future. If you try this recipe, or do anything different, let me know in the comments below!

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1 cup chocolate chip cookies

Rasberry Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp raspberry jam

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars together at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and jam, beating well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in chocolate chip cookies.
  4. Drop cookies by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Lightly push down into center of dough balls to create a shallow well. Spoon 1/2 tsp of raspberry jam into well and cover lightly with extra dough.
  5. Bake 12 minutes.
  6. Prepare Raspberry Icing. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  7. Remove to wire racks to cool. Once cool, drizzle with Raspberry Icing.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Meal type: dessert

 

1. Lovely shot of the ingredients you’ll need for Chocolate Raspberry Cookies.

Chocolate Raspberry Cookies - Ingredients

2. Beat butter and sugars together at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and jam, beating well. Use an electric mixer. No need to kill yourself.

3. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until well blended.

4. Mix by hand until everything comes together in a thick, dark dough.

5. Drop cookies by the tablespoon onto the cookie sheet.

6. I first tried just putting the Jam on top and baking, but it got a bit messy as you can see below. Instead, form a shallow well in the dough ball, scoop in 1/2 tsp of jam, and cover lightly with more dough.

7. The result is a delicious Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookie with Raspberry Jam hiding inside!

8. Ice the cookie with the Raspberry Icing for even more delciousness.

And there you have it. Chocolate Raspberry Cookies.

Enjoy!


 

13s COMMENTS

13 thoughts

  • June 9, 2011 at 11:47 am

    These look so sinful…and I’m gazing at them before my breakfast! Not a good idea!

    Fun to find your blog!

    • Chris
      June 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

      They taste even better than they look! I’m embarrassed to confess just how many I ate myself!
      Glad you found the blog 🙂 Hope you’ll come back and visit (don’t forget to subscribe, if you like:) )

  • September 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    holy moly these look good! i just think there are few dessert flavor combinations better than chocolate + raspberry. off to check out the cheesecake, too!

  • Nichole
    November 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I am wondering what the yield is on this recipe. I would like to try them. Thanks!

    • Chris
      November 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Nichole, I played around with the recipe while I was cooking them up so I can’t recall exact yield, but want to say around two dozen. If you make them, let me know how they come out!

      • Nichole
        January 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

        Chris, I made these for a holiday cookie exchange and they were fantastic. I am going to try to attach a photo if I can figure out how. I added green and red food coloring to the icing to make the festive. I will definitely make them again. Thanks!

        • Chris
          January 9, 2012 at 11:39 am

          Thanks for the update Nichole! So glad to hear they were a hit. :)Email me the photo at chris@thekeenancookbook.com and I can include it here for you. I’d love to see them. Loving the food colored icing for decorative feel

        • Chris
          January 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

          Heres the photo you sent me – they look so tasty and festive, love it! Thanks for sharing Nichole!
          Cookie

  • Hannah
    November 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    YEAH! LETS PUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES IN COOKIES. YUM YUM!

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  • Charissa
    May 16, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Hey Chris! I absolutely love these cookies and want to ship them to a friend! Do you think these cookies can stand ground shipping without getting spoiled?

    • Chris
      May 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

      Hey Charissa, so glad you like them! I think if you close them up tight in a ziploc bag the cookies will be fine. The only thing I question is the icing drizzle which may dry out or make a mess during shipping. You could maybe keep the icing separate, in one of those little half cup disposable ziploc containers. Or just ship the cookies without the icing, which are still quite tasty.
      Let us know how you make out!

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