Easy Fluffy Raspberry Cookies
Makes 16 Cookies
Making these moist, fluffy, and sweet but tart cookies couldn’t be simpler! Ready to eat in under an hour, and their natural pink color makes them the perfect Girl’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Valentine’s Day treat!
¾ tbsp ground flax meal
2 tbsp water
¼ cup canola/olive oil
¼ cup coconut sugar, lightly packed
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tbsp liquid sweetener (maple or agave syrup, molasses, corn syrup, etc.)
1 + ¼ cup white flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup crushed raspberries, packed. If frozen, thaw slightly
Pink or red food dye (optional to enhance color)
To make flax egg, mix flax meal with water. Stir and set aside to thicken.
By hand, or in an electric mixer with whisk attachment, cream oil and sugars. Thoroughly whisk in flax-egg and vanilla. Before continuing, replace whisk attachment with paddle attachment.
To mixer bowl, add raspberries (and red/pink food dye) and gently mix them in. Then, add liquid sweetener. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make sure everything is well incorporated, but don’t over-mix. Dough should be a bit runny, sticky, and airy in texture.
Chill dough in fridge for 15-20 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease or line 2 cookie sheets.
Once chilled, use a mini ice cream scoop to drop balls of dough onto cookie sheets. Leave about 2 inches between each ball to give them space to spread out. Then, using slightly wet fingertips, gently press down the balls, and shape them as desired. Top with sprinkles of choice.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until cookies have spread, puffed up, and edges look set.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
If your dough isn’t pink/red enough after adding the berries, add a couple drops of food dye to enhance the color!
These are cakey cookies. The edges are chewy, but the middle is soft and fluffy.
Many varieties of sprinkles are vegan, but make sure you check the ingredients because many are not.