I call these Dee’s cookies because I always make them for my friend – and my friend’s called Dee. At this point it’s sort of become a pretty predictable cliché that I’ll make them for her for Christmas and for her birthday in June. Sometimes predictable gifts can be nice as well though, right? I haven’t heard her complain yet anyway. In fact, I’ve heard her refer to these cookies as “the meaning of her life” before so I think I’ve still got it! (Original recipe: here you’ll also be able to find pictures of the baked cookies there – something I forgot to do. Sorry about that!)
Ingredients for the cookies
1/2 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
3/4 cup of white sugar + vanilla bean
1 cup of regular all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
01. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until it’s light and fluffy.
02. Add the egg and mix well.
03. In another bowl: sift together the dry ingredients.
04. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix with a spatula.
05. Put the dough in the fridge for 15-30 minutes so it’s easier to work with.
Ingredients for the raspberry filling
4 ounces of Cream Cheese
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
Fresh raspberries and some raspberry jam
Mix cream cheese with hand mix until fluffy, add some fresh or frozen raspberries and the sugar. Add some raspberry jam as well (or instead of the fresh raspberries – that would work too) until it’s as sweet and raspberry-y as you’d like it to be.
Now to assemble!
Take the dough and roll little balls out of it, flatten those until you’ve got a disk and put a teaspoon of filling in the middle. Connect the sides and get it back into a ball-shape. It’s a messy job and your hands’ll be covered but in the end it’ll be worth it!
Bake them for 10-12 minutes at 350°F/170°C, and I hope you enjoy them as much as Dee does :)