Raspberry Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 26, 2009 · 40 comments · Print This Post

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Raspberry Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

After channeling my inner Mickey Rourke and physically wrestling the remains of the Oh! Nuts dried raspberries from CK’s snack happy little hands, I was finally able to put what was left of those tasty red morsels to use in my kitchen. I often make raspberry lemon muffins on the weekends, and they were on my mind while we were rushing to meet Anna for brunch on Sunday.

During the seemingly never-ending escalator ride up to the street in Porter Square it dawned on me that raspberry and lemon combined in a cookie would probably be just about as good as it gets. Then I realized that they absolutely had to include chocolate too. So Raspberry Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies came into “being,” if you will, on the subway.

Hot from the oven the dried raspberries are tender and give the impression that you’re eating bites of fresh jam. The combination of lemon and chocolate is decadent to say the least so make sure to have a glass of milk or two within arms reach.

Raspberry Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 15 large cookies

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons white sugar
6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup dried raspberries
Zest of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugars, salt, lemon zest, and vanilla until well combined. Beat in the egg. Scrape down the bowl using a rubber spatula and beat for a few more seconds.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix on low speed just until absorbed. Stir the chocolate chunks and dried fruit into the dough.

Using an ice cream scoop shape the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and drop them about 3 inches apart onto a silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden. Let sit for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Raspberry Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda January 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm

These look really good Erin. I like the flavor combinations of raspberry and chocolate. It is a nice shake-up to the normal chocolate chip cookie route.


2 meg January 26, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Look at all the chocolate oozing out of that cookie. Yum! What a great addition with the raspberry and lemon.


3 Monica H January 27, 2009 at 12:35 am

I would never have thought to put all three of these ingredients together, but they look delicious. I especially love that chocolate oozing out of the last picture.


4 Patricia Scarpin January 27, 2009 at 7:28 am

These are so beautiful – and yummy! – they remind me of the old Mickey. The one from “Angel Heart”. 🙂


5 kristina January 27, 2009 at 8:46 am

I never would have thought to put lemon and chocolate together, but those cookies look so so delicious! K x


6 carrie January 27, 2009 at 9:16 am

nice and gooey, I see. LOVE those soft centers!

go you with the lemon this week! I’m so boring that I only do lemon with things like chicken. but really! the blueberries and now the raspberries! and you make muffins on the weekends? why have I not moved in yet???

all looks good, momma. and seaking of look… gonna go see if I can find your recipe for the raspberry lemon muffin. I think I need to have some soon.


7 Donna January 27, 2009 at 9:44 am

I would definitely say decadent. Please toss one to me to have with my coffee…:) They look super and sound delicious!! Love the center!


8 anna January 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

I’m definitely making these for a superbowl bakeoff I was just invited to. I can’t wait to eat them!


9 Lynda January 27, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I just found your blog and found these cookies looking so yummy! I now suddenly want to bake cookies!


10 Hayley January 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm

What a unique combination. I can’t wait to try these out. Thanks for sharing!


11 David Cancel January 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I got to taste this yesterday. They were simply outstanding.

You outdid yourself Erin!



12 Maria January 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm

I love the looks of these cookies! Great creation here!


13 The Duo Dishes January 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Quite genius. The lemon flavor must burst in your mouth!


14 Erin January 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm

In case anyone else is looking for the Raspberry Lemon muffin recipe I mentioned in the post above you can find it here:


15 J January 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm

All I needed to see was that last picture. MMMMM.


16 Lisa January 27, 2009 at 9:31 pm

What a wonderful idea for a cookie!


17 chuck January 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm

I know I could sit and eat everyone of those delicious looking cookies in one sitting lol. Yummy!


18 Laura January 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Oooooooo! Chocolate and raspberry in a cookie. Yum!


19 RecipeGirl January 28, 2009 at 1:05 am

Mmmmm- those are some pretty good flavors you’ve got going on there!


20 Pigpigscorner January 28, 2009 at 6:37 am

Wow, they look really delicious! A great combination of flavours!


21 Danielle January 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

What a great combo, I would never have even thought about adding raspberries and lemons to chocolate chip cookies!


22 patsyk January 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Those cookies look so nice and soft inside… my kind of cookie!


23 Chez Us January 29, 2009 at 9:22 am


I love the combination of chocolate & raspberries, lemon adds another element all together – what a great combination. I am going to have to give them a try!

By the way, I like the new twitter photo w/the hat. Did you make it yourself?


24 Ashley January 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Mmm oh my these look so good. I never use dried raspberries since they’re harder to find and expensive but now I’m going to want to seek them out to try them in baking like this!


25 katy January 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm

yum! i don’t think i’ve ever tried dried raspberries, but i’m sure they’re amazing!


26 Alisa January 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Those cookies look absolutely perfect!


27 Eric Hoffman January 29, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Those look really interesting. I will try them soon.


28 janelle January 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I am ready to sit down and take a sip and a bite!


29 zestycook January 30, 2009 at 3:36 pm

WOW Erin – those look amazing. Send me some please 🙂


30 ovenhaven February 2, 2009 at 2:46 am

I’ve always loved the combination of raspberry and chocolate, but to have cookies with added lemon zest as well, this sure sounds like a hit! 😀


31 snooky doodle February 2, 2009 at 2:37 pm

this is so so goooddddddddddd and tempting !


32 Donna February 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Erin – I just passed along 2 awards to you. please come and pick them up at my blog:) XXXOOO


33 12th Man February 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Wow… gotta say, great camera work.


34 Bren February 8, 2009 at 3:40 pm

love this girlfriend. great stuff… who cares they probably have 500 a piece… okay maybe not that much.


35 DD February 11, 2009 at 12:11 am

Yum! I’ve tried banana chocolate chip cookies but never with lemon! Sounds incredible. I almost can’t imagine it yet I’m drooling trying to.


36 Nicole January 17, 2010 at 6:58 am

Notice everyone (unless you already have), It says 1/ 2 stick butter not a 1/2 cup so only 4 T butter. Its that small amount of butter ratio’d against the eggs and flour that make these really chewy cookies


37 chocaholic March 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

…lovely. absolutely lovely. SO delicious! this is now my new #1 cookie to make when i have a craving for sweets. i’ll make some copies of the recipe in advance, sure my friends and family will love these.
thanks for sharing*


38 Samantha November 18, 2015 at 9:43 am

I wrote your recipe down years ago, but found your site today to double check it and tell you: we love these cookies! Made them for my son’s birthday at school in kindergarten (they were a big hit) and making them again right now for my son’s birthday at school…in fourth grade. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!


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