Raspberry Butter Cookies Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Raspberry Butter Cookies are sweet and simple, and perfect for gifting. Light, crisp butter cookies with a dollop of raspberry jam are great with a cup of tea.

When it comes to desserts cookies happen to be my first choice if I am going to be doing any baking! They are just so easy to throw together and bake up.

When I made these Italian Butter Cookies for you guys over the holiday season, let me just say, you loved them!

Raspberry Butter Cookies Photo

I never knew that they would be such a hit, but I can totally understand why.

They were a huge hit in my house, especially with my hubby who is Italian. So, when I was thinking about making another batch of these cookies, I started thinking about other cookies that can be found in Italian bakeries.

A cookie with jam came to mind. You will find lots of cookies with different flavors such as apricot, peach, strawberry and raspberry.

Raspberry Butter Cookies Picture

Never fear you will always find chocolate as well!

 Is it easy to make these cookies? Now that I’ve made them a few times they have definitely gotten easier.

A few more tips to consider:

For one, it is super important that your butter is really soft. Not melted but close. This helps when you are piping the cookies onto your sheet pan.

Secondly, make sure your egg is also at room temperature. This helps to make sure all of your ingredients are the same temperature.

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What type of tip to use to pipe?

When it comes to piping them, I always use a Wilton 1M, rose swirl tip. It is pretty much the only tip I use, and I own about three of them.

It just makes the prettiest swirls ever! Do you need to use a tip? No, you actually do not.

I made little button cookies with this dough as well and they came out so cute!

Raspberry Butter Cookies Pic

What kind of jam do I use?

When it comes to jam, I pretty much just used whatever we had at the house but my preferred was seedless raspberry jam.

I definitely did not want any seeds in the center of my cookies. Also, strawberry jam is so good in these cookies as well.

For the cooking time, you will need to watch your oven once it hits 8 minutes.

The edges can brown pretty quickly so watch them closely!

If you are looking for more cookies you might like these chocolate chocolate pudding cookies or these toffee chocolate chip cookies.

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Raspberry Butter Cookies Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 10 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Seedless Raspberry Jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend butter and sugar together until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix until creamy.
  3. Whisk together flour and baking powder. Mix into butter mixture until incorporated.
  4. Put cookie dough into a pastry bag and pipe into cookie shapes.
  5. Press tiny indent into the center of each cookie.
  6. Pipe in 1/8 teaspoon jam into the center of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 1 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 78
Calories 198

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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