Hey everybody! We hope you had a great weekend and to all the Mothers out there Happy belated Mother’s Day, we hope it was amazing! What did you do for Mothers Day weekend? We spent most of it listening to Disney music, baking & decorating sugar cookies and testing out new recipes for ya’ll. One of which is the recipe we’re sharing today: Raspberry Cookies!
These cookies are soooooo good! Trust us, one bite and you’ll have to eat the whole batch! They are soft and perfectly moist. They have a perfect balance between sweetness and the tartness of the raspberries. Everyone we’ve given them too has said they are delicious, so you must make these this summer. You won’t be disappointed! And the best part? You can make them all year long because they’re made with freeze dried raspberries!
The chocolate decoration (below) is completely optional, we thought it was cute (and it went perfectly with the raspberry flavor of the cookies!). Another option is to add a little food coloring to your cookies. This just enhances their color (it’s what we did with the cookies in the photos). For this, we used a burgundy food coloring . We know, that seems like a weird color choice, but it’s pretty close to the actual color of the cookies!
This is our first recipe about our Eco-Freindly Blogging! We’re so excited to talk about this and share this with everyone! So, here is what we have done, and what you can do, on this recipe to make it more sustainable and eco-friendly!
For the sugar we used the Wholesome Sweeteners cane sugar. We love this sugar and totally recommend it! All of their products are fair trade and use sustainable practices for farming. Fair trade means that the farmers and beekeepers that work for Wholesome are paid a fair and living wage for their work.
For Flour, we use King Arthur Flour. They use American grown wheat which they mill in America as well. This means that there is no need to worry about it being Fair Trade (it naturally is, as there are laws/regulations in the US). They also work to have environmentally friendly practices and are working for better practices in the places they can!
Lastly, the freeze dried raspberries. We used Natierra freeze dried raspberries (we put a link below on where you can buy them too!). Natierra is committed to sustainable harvesting and Fair Trade practices.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temp.
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 bag (1.3 oz) freeze dried raspberries
- Crush the raspberries in a food processor, or with a rolling pin, until the raspberries are a powder.* Mix the raspberries with the dry ingredients and set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F, or until the edges of the cookies are set and the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown.
*there are seeds in the raspberries that won’t turn to powder, thats okay, still use them
And don’t forget to check out our video for a visual on how to make these!
Thank you for reading! If you make these (or anything on our blog!), have questions, or suggestions on something you’d like to see on our blog let us know in the comments below, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope you have a fantastic week, safe travels, and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!