Raspberry Strawberry Cookies

You don't have to decorate these raspberry strawberry cookies with white chocolate and strawberry sugar, but they feel extra festive and Valentine's Day ready when you do! #shortbreadcookies #cookies #valentinesday #raspberry #strawberry

these raspberry strawberry cookies have three layers of shortbread: raspberry, strawberry and almond. fruity, buttery, and pink enough that you’re ready for valentine’s day!

i’ve been thinking more about putting my money where my mind is. i have more purchasing power now than ever before (surprise surprise since i was a student), and i want to support things that matter to me. asian american representation, small businesses, meaningful research. so when i heard about the good cookies event for cookies for kids’ cancer that julie of the little kitchen was hosting, i knew i wanted to join in, monetarily (if you do too, awesome!) and with raspberry strawberry cookies in tow.

fruit + butter isn’t my jam: people rave about the passion fruit caramels from jacques genin, but the combo of really tart passion fruit and almost too decadent caramel wasn’t my favorite. buttery shortbread and tart raspberry and sweet strawberry is somehow different, and i’m all for it here.

i decorated the raspberry strawberry cookies with white chocolate and strawberry sugar. definitely not necessary, though this step makes them feel a little more pink and valentine-sies, especially since the brightness from the raspberries and the strawberries dulls a bit between raw dough and baked cookie. flavor-wise, it makes the strawberry more apparent. if you want more of that buttery shortbread to come through, i’d recommend skipping this step. notes in the recipe card if you want more info about how i decorated!

Serving up these raspberry strawberry cookies (think berry flavored shortbread) for Valentine's Day! #shortbreadcookies #cookies #valentinesday #raspberry #strawberry

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5 from 4 votes
You don't have to decorate these raspberry strawberry cookies with white chocolate and strawberry sugar, but they feel extra festive and Valentine's Day ready when you do! #shortbreadcookies #cookies #valentinesday #raspberry #strawberry
Raspberry Strawberry Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
These raspberry strawberry cookies are bright and fruity, making them perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, dessert, egg-free, freeze-dried fruit, nut-free, raspberry, shortbread cookies, strawberry, vegetarian
Servings: 45 cookies
Calories: 107 kcal
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberry powder
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberry powder
  • food coloring if desired
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  1. Mix together the butter and sugar until combined. Add the vanilla and salt. Split between 3 bowls.
  2. Add the almond extract to one bowl, the strawberry powder to another bowl, and the raspberry powder to the last bowl. Add food coloring if desired. Mix the contents of each bowl until homogenous and well-combined.
  3. Add 1 cup flour to each bowl, and mix each bowl until a dough forms. Feel free to drizzle some water (no more than a few tablespoons) if the dough seems dry. Let the dough chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Roll each dough out to 1/4” thick. You’ll be layering the doughs, so try to make them similar in shape and thickness. Trim the edges until you get a smooth rectangle (you can still bake the trimmings), and cut out cookies with a cookie cutter or a paring knife. I like cookies that are about 3.5cm x 6.5cm.
  5. Place the cookies on an ungreased (I like using a Silpat) baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a rack to cool to room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Ina Garten.

To make the fruit powders, place the freeze-dried fruit in a spice or coffee grinder, and pulse until very fine. If you notice a lot of big pieces still intact, sift the powder into the cookie dough.

If you want to decorate the cookies like this, melt some white chocolate (you can add a splash of vegetable oil if it's too thick to help thin it out). Pour into a plastic bag, snip a corner, and drizzle the chocolate onto the cookies. Sprinkle strawberry sugar (freeze-dried strawberry powder mixed with super-fine sugar) onto the chocolate and let harden.

These raspberry strawberry cookies have three layers of buttery, shortbread goodness: raspberry, almond and strawberry. #shortbreadcookies #cookies #valentinesday #raspberry #strawberry

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These raspberry strawberry cookies are all buttery shortbread, tart raspberry and sweet strawberry. #shortbreadcookies #cookies #valentinesday #raspberry #strawberry

22 Replies to “Raspberry Strawberry Cookies”

  1. I love the decoration on these, they sound so delicious!

    1. thanks! amazing what some piped chocolate and pink sugar can do (;

  2. Anything with 3 sticks of butter is going to be amazing hahah. But seriously. Love the fruit flavors going on these cookies. Perfect for spring and I’m ready for winter to be over!

    1. HAHAH sometimes it’s not – i’ve definitely made baked goods with oats and butter that end up tasting healthy and sad even when there’s actually a scary amount of butter…

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day, Heather! These are gorgeous and sound so delicious! Nothing like a shortbread or perfect sugar cookie for me! Super creative, too!

    1. thanks, happy belated valentine’s day to you too, laura!

  4. I love the little heart you added to some of them! So good! I love raspberry and strawberry, so why not put them together!? Yum!

    1. yes! the tangy raspberry + the sweet strawberry go so well together (:

  5. Ohh these look incredible! Love anything with strawberries!
    True, so perfect for v-day!


    1. thanks radi! (: and you don’t even have to wait for fresh strawberries to come into the market.

  6. They look so pretty and packed with berry flavors. I will have no problem in devouring the entire batch;)5 stars

    1. thanks maria! yeah, i definitely had to take these out of the house to avoid mowing down alllll of them.

  7. Heather, You are wonderful for creating and sharing this lovely recipe for such a worthy cause!
    Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It’s a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer.
    Thank you so much for participating!
    — Susannah at Mediavine5 stars

    1. thanks susannah! the note (and hand-written!!) was so sweet.

  8. I wouldn’t be a big fan of the caramels either. It’s too much. But, I do love shortbread! I like that you shared your donation online- I think it is a good reminder for readers of your blog.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. shortbread all the way! so decadent and buttery (:

  9. These look delicious and they were perfectly decorated for valentines day.

    1. thanks emma! they taste as delicious as they look (:

  10. Thank you so much for participating this year! You’re amazing!5 stars

    1. thanks for hosting julie! ♡

  11. Looks very sweet and so good! I really love the little heart you added into this! Also, I love the raspberry and strawberry, so why not put them together!? 🙂5 stars

    1. thanks! and the hearts were a good combo of both easy to pipe, and recognizable (some of the other designs did not make the cut after disastrous first cookies lol).

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