Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cookies

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We don’t get many specialty items at the PX here in Germany.  We’ve got the standard bags of candy and seasonal stuff, but when it comes to unique flavors and new items, we don’t tend to see it much.  SO, when I spotted a bag Raspberry Dark Chocolate M&Ms I snatched them up immediately to bake into cookies!  I mean, seriously… how could I not?

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cookies by JavaCupcake.com

After opening the bag to sample one – I ended up sampling half the bag and was forced to go back to the store and buy another one.  I think everyone else in Grafenwoehr had the same idea I did, cause there was only one bag left!  ACK!  Luckily though, I have plenty to make these cookies.

The base for these cookies is a dark chocolate cookie… which, by itself is pretty darn delicious.  It’s fudgey, soft and almost like a brownie. But, you know me… I have to kick things up a notch!  So along with the Raspberry M&Ms, I added some espresso powder and extra dark chocolate chunks to the batter to intensify the chocolate flavor.  I think it worked.

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cookies by JavaCupcake 2

If you come across these Raspberry Dark Chocolate M&Ms… snatch up a couple bags and make these cookies.  They won’t disappoint you!

PS… You’ll need a big glass of milk with these! YUM!


Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cookies by JavaCupcake.com


Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cookies
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Chewy, fudgey, brownie like cookies with chunks of dark chocolate and Raspberry Dark Chocolate M&Ms.
Serves: 3 dozen

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 8oz bag Raspberry Dark Chocolate M&Ms (plus more for garnish – optional)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks (plus more for garnish – optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, salt and baking soda.
  5. On low, incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients until it comes together. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix until no more flour is visible.
  6. Fold in the 8oz bag of M&Ms and the dark chocolate chunks.
  7. Drop golf ball size rounds of dough onto your prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Press 5-6 m&m’s and chocolate chunks onto the top of each ball. This step is optional, but it makes for a really pretty cookie.
  9. Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool on pan for 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.


10 Comments on Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cookies

  1. emmalee
    February 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

    hmm yum-o, and I have all the ingredients in the pantry :)

    • Betsy Eves
      February 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm (2 years ago)

      You better make some then!! :)

  2. Helen Flood
    February 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

    These look delicious! I am having a hard time finding expresso powder, is there a substitute I can use? Let me know, stopping today for the M&Ms!

    • Betsy Eves
      February 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm (2 years ago)

      The espresso powder can be option. It serves to bring the chocolate flavor out in the cookie – but it’s not a deal breaker. :)

      • Helen Flood
        February 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm (2 years ago)

        Thanks for the quick reply! I have tried several spots for the powder to no avail. Then forget it when in a bake shop! Have a great day. Love your blog and share it often!

        • Betsy Eves
          February 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

          When I lived in Washington, I found it at the Metropolitan Market. I’m sure you can find it at a place like Whole Foods too. :) Happy Baking!

          • Helen Flood
            February 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm (2 years ago)

            Perfect idea!
            I bet you are right.

  3. Alyssa Mitchel
    February 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

    mmmm..thanks for posting the recipe :) by the way,are these chewy?

    • Betsy Eves
      February 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes! They are super chewy and fudgey. You need a glass of milk with them!!


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