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This easy and delicious Raspberry Crumble Cookies will make you feel like a pro. The raspberry jam brings a fresh, flavorful punch to the soft and buttery shortbread. The crumble topping adds some surprise seasonings that complement the fruit perfectly.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- It can be made with any fruit jam.
- This cookie dough is the perfect in-between of a shortbread and a soft sugar cookie.
- The crumble topping is full of seasonings like nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground ginger which makes for a truly unique taste experience.
- They can be prepped ahead for a gathering.
- Similar to our Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies and Double Chocolate Brownies, It’s a great cookie for the holiday season.
While I gravitate towards simple recipes like our Snickerdoodle Cookies (which are SO good), this Raspberry Crumble Cookie recipe has a longer list of ingredients.
Don’t worry, you probably have them all in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Old-fashioned oats – Quick oats will work too.
- Butter – You’ll need some at room temp and some cold.
- Milk – I used whole milk, but you could use a non-dairy milk.
- Raspberry fruit spread/jam – Or your fruit spread/jam of choice.
How to Make Raspberry Crumble Cookies
Step 1: Make the Dough
Scoop dough into your hands and roll it into a ball.
Press your thumb into it to make an indentation. Since the dough hardly expands or rises, you don’t need to place them very far apart either.
Step 2: Add the Fruit Spread
Add a small scoop of raspberry jam to each cookie. I found that 1 teaspoon was about right.
It’s easiest to use two spoons for this task. One to scoop the jam and one to nudge the jam out of the spoon and into the cookie. It should sit nice and pretty in the nest you made for it with your thumb.
Step 3: Add a Crumble Topping
Don’t you just love a crumble topping? I add it to a lot of baked goods, like our Pumpkin Spice Muffins and our Blueberry Avocado Muffins. It lends so much flavor and texture and makes the recipe look much fancier!
You’ll make enough crumble topping in this recipe to be super generous with it. Don’t be afraid to make a mess when you top the cookies with it.
Step 4: Bake the Raspberry Cookies
Bake these little jewels up until their edges and the topping starts to brown up.
It’s really important you let them cool for at least 10 minutes. I actually like them better when completely cooled. It allows the fruit filling to set. Plus, you can taste the fruit a little better!
Simply store them in an airtight container, and they will last for 3-4 days. Or, you can freeze them for at least 4 weeks.
No, the dough isn’t too sticky so you shouldn’t need extra flour to shape it.
More Cookies to Try
If you like these cookies, try one of our other yummy recipes.
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Crumble Topping Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (quick oats will work)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, but into cubes
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk (I used whole milk, but it’s your choice.)
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam/spread (sub: your favorite fruit jam)
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- Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Make the crumble topping. In a medium bowl, wish together the flour, brown sugar, oats, and spices, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, work the mixture together until all of the ingredients are combined and the mixture is crumbly. Set crumble topping aside.
- In a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) beat together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes). Add in the vanilla and milk and mix until combined.
- Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix only until the point that the dough starts to come together. It will appear crumbly but if you squeeze a handful, it should hold together.
- Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop a heaping tablespoon on dough into your hands and give it a gentle roll to form a ball. Gently press your thumb into the center of the dough creating a little indentation and place it on the lined baking sheet.
- Spoon a teaspoon of jam into each cookie.
- Sprinkle the crumble topping over the tops of each cookie.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.
- These cookies freeze well. Since these have a soft topping, you’ll want to freeze them flat on a tray before bagging.
- It’s really important you let them cool for at least 10 minutes.