These raspberry white chocolate cookies are gluten-free and made in just one bowl! They are soft, chewy, and so easy to make. You only need 10 ingredients, and no condensed milk. You can use fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried raspberries to make these cookies all year round.
These cookies make for the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. The silky white chocolate complements the flavor of the red raspberries and tastes so amazing! If you have extra raspberries left over, you might love making these vegan lemon raspberry cupcakes with raspberry jam filling.
Why You'll Love These Cookies
- Easy to Make - You only need 10 ingredients to make these cookies and they'll be ready in less than 60 minutes!
- One Bowl - You only need ONE bowl to make these cookies.
- Gluten-Free - These cookies are gluten-free and can be made dairy-free, too.
- Perfect for Holidays - These cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, birthday parties, or other holiday events.
- Soft, Chewy Center - The texture of these cookies are perfectly soft and chewy in the center with firm, crispy edges.
- No Stand Mixer Required - You just need an electric hand mixer. No stand mixer!
You only need 10 ingredients to make these cookies, and I bet you have most of them at home already. Believe me, they're so easy. Even the most beginner bakers can make these raspberry cookies with no problem.
Here are some important notes on a few of the ingredients:
- Butter - Unsalted butter is preferred. Be sure to let it set out at room temperature for at least an hour before using. You can make dairy-free raspberry cookies by using vegan butter instead.
- Cane Sugar - Cane sugar sweetens the cookies and is less processed than granulated sugar. However, you may use granulated sugar if you prefer.
- Coconut Sugar - Coconut sugar is an unrefined sugar that gives the taste of brown sugar in the cookies.
- Gluten-Free Flour - Be sure to use a gluten-free 1:1 flour with xanthan gum to make these gluten-free raspberry cookies.
- Raspberries - Use fresh chopped raspberries, freeze dried, or frozen!
- White Chocolate - You may use white chocolate chips or chunks in the cookies. Choose a dairy-free version if you'd lile.
Be sure to reference the recipe card for a full list of ingredients, and see the substitutions section of the blog post for the best ingredient substitution recommendations.
Equipment For Making the Cookies
You only need a few items of equipment to mix up the cookies.
- Electric hand mixer - for creaming the butter and sugar. You may use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment if you prefer.
- Large mixing bowl - just ONE bowl for mixing up the cookie dough.
- Large baking sheet - to bake the cookies.
That's it! Super simple. One-bowl cookie recipes means less dishes to wash, which always makes things easier, too.
Step by Step Instructions
Here are the steps to make these raspberry white chocolate cookies.
STEP 1: Cream butter and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cane sugar, and coconut sugar until well incorporated. Using butter that is slightly softened (not melted or too warm) is best.
STEP 2: Add egg and vanilla. Mix in the egg and vanilla on medium-high speed until you have a smooth, creamed mixture.
STEP 3: Add dry ingredients. Add the gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt to the same bowl. Mix on low speed or with a spoon until evenly distributed and a thick dough forms.
STEP 4: Fold in white chocolate chips. Stir until the white chocolate is evenly distributed throughout the dough. It will be thick, but this is good!
STEP 5: Gently fold in the raspberries. Make sure your raspberries are dry and not wet from being washed. Be careful not to crush the raspberries too much when mixing them into the dough. Stir until they are distributed evenly.
STEP 6: Chill dough for 30 minutes. Place the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill. This allows the gluten-free flour to fully absorb the moisture and prevents the cookies from spreading too much when baking.
STEP 7: Scoop the dough. Once chilled, use a small 1" cookie scoop to scoop the dough into balls. Place them on the baking sheet 1-2" apart to allow room for spreading. Remember to spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
STEP 8: Bake the cookies. Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The cookies will have soft centers, but the edges should set up and turn golden brown.
TIP: Let the cookies cool at least 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. This allows them to set up and finish baking after being removed from the oven. Trying to move them too soon may result in squished or broken cookies!
These white chocolate and raspberry cookies are gluten-free, but you can make them dairy-free, too. Here are some recommendations on how to properly substitute ingredients in the cookies:
- Butter - Instead of using butter, you can use vegan butter or softened coconut oil to make dairy-free white chocolate raspberry cookies.
- Sugar - You can use granulated sugar in place of cane sugar. You may also substitute brown sugar in place of coconut sugar with good results.
- Egg - I have not tried to make these cookies vegan, however, you can try using a flax egg in the recipe if necessary. Let me know how they turn out.
- Flour - Do not try to use almond flour in the cookies. You can substitute gluten-free flour with all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, or whole wheat pastry flour.
- White Chocolate Chips - Use dairy-free white chocolate chips or white chocolate chunks to make dairy-free cookies.
- Raspberries - You may use fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried raspberries in the cookies. Just be sure to pat your raspberries dry after washing them so you don't add too much liquid to the cookies.
Baking Tips And Tricks
- Use slightly soft butter - use butter that is slightly soft, but not overly warm or your cookies will spread too much in the oven. Press your finger into the butter and it should leave a slight indent, but not fall apart.
- Be sure the raspberries are dry - if using fresh raspberries, don't wash them, or be sure to pat them dry after washing. Using wet raspberries will add too much liquid to the cookies and they will spread too much.
- Be gentle with the raspberries - mixing the raspberries too much will cause them to break apart in the dough. Stir gently until just combined.
- Let cookies cool on the pan - be sure to let the cookies cool on the pan at least 5 minutes after baking to allow them to set up properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can freeze the cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months. Let them thaw for at least an hour before enjoying again.
There are about 144 calories in one white chocolate raspberry cookie.
Absolutely. To make dairy-free white chocolate raspberry cookies, use vegan butter and dairy-free white chocolate chips.
Yes! You can use fresh raspberries, frozen raspberries, or freeze-dried raspberries in these cookies.
These cookies taste a lot like the Subway raspberry cookies, except these are made with healthier ingredients and can be made easily at home.
White chocolate chips melt in cookies while baking, but because they are contained in the cookies, they still hold their shape. When you bite into the cookies, you'll taste the rich, melted white chocolate.
Storing & Freezing
Store the cookies in an airtight container on the counter for 3-5 days. You can also keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. Both options work well.
You can freeze the cookies by placing them in an airtight container in the freezer to keep for 2-3 months. Ensure they have time to thaw on the counter for at least an hour before enjoying them again.
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Raspberry White Chocolate Cookies
- 1 Large Baking Sheet
- 1 Electric Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter slightly softened
- ¾ cup cane sugar
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten-free 1:1 flour with xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup white chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup fresh chopped raspberries or frozen or freeze dried
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cane sugar, and coconut sugar using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer.⅔ cup unsalted butter, ¾ cup cane sugar, ¼ cup coconut sugar
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue mixing at medium-high speed until smooth and well combined.1 large egg, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add the gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Stir or mix at low speed until a thick dough forms.2 cups gluten-free 1:1 flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Fold in the white chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough. Then, gently fold in the chopped raspberries, being careful not to crush them too much.¾ cup white chocolate chips, ⅓ cup fresh chopped raspberries
- Chill the bowl of dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This allows the ingredients to fully incorporate and prevents the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
- Use a small 1" cookie scoop to scoop the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them on the baking sheet one to two inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes, or until the cookies are set in the middle and around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.