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These ruby chocolate chip cookies have ruby chocolate, pistachios, and dried raspberries combined in a chocolate cookie base!
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Enjoy a show-stopping chocolate chip cookie recipe made with ruby chocolate chips! Delicious ruby chocolate chips have a light and slightly fruity taste, which is fantastic in cookies.

These ruby chocolate chip cookies have a soft center with crispy edges. The cookies also have freeze-dried raspberries and pistachios for a cookie that is out of this world. So whether you are baking for yourself or making a homemade food gift, try out ruby chocolate chip cookies!

breaking open a ruby chocolate chip cookie

Looking for more cookie recipes? Try Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Heath Bar Cookies, and Jam Pinwheel Cookies.

🍫What is Ruby Chocolate?

When you first see these pink chips, you might think they are white chocolate with added food coloring. But ruby chocolate is a new 4th type of chocolate, joining milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. It comes from ruby-colored cacao beans and is made from naturally red cacao beans. This gives it a unique appearance and taste.

According to Callebaut, the Belgian-Swiss company that pioneered these chips, one of their cacao experts discovered a cacao taste experience that had never existed before. It is made into bars, chips, and even some candy bars.

❓What Does Ruby Chocolate Taste Like?

The process behind making this is secret, but many experts think it is made from unfermented cocoa beans, unlike most chocolate which is made from fermented cocoa beans. It tastes sweet, tangy, and a little bit fruity. The taste is lighter and less bitter than dark chocolate and has a creamy texture. It is really something that is hard to describe but has to be tasted!

cookies cooling on a rack

📋Where to Buy Ruby Chocolate

Unfortunately, you can’t find it in every grocery store. You might be able to find ruby chocolate bars at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, which you can then chop up to use in cookies. Chocolove makes a Ruby Cacoa Bean Bar, and Hershey’s makes a Ruby Kit Kat. 

A simple way to get it is to order some online from Amazon or at other specialty online companies like OliveNation, which is how I got mine. It is a more expensive type of chocolate, and even more costly if you decide to buy it in the middle of summer as I did!

⭐Working with Ruby Chocolate

These pink chips look amazing, but I quickly realized the pink color doesn’t hold up well to much baking. Even the 12 minutes of baking time for this recipe was enough to turn the chips a kind of grayish pink.

So my solution is to add extra ruby chocolate chips on top of the cookies on the baking tray as they come out of the oven. The chips melt into the cookies as they cool and keep their pretty pink color. The chips on top stay a little bit gooey at room temperature!

top view of cookie

🍲Other Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Pistachios – The pistachios add a great crunch and flavor to these cookies. I used salted pistachios in this recipe.

Freeze-dried raspberries – The raspberries add a pop of red color to the cookies and enhance the subtle fruity flavor of the cookie.

Dark chocolate cocoa powder – This gives the cookie dough a nice, deep chocolate flavor. Regular cocoa powder would work too.

Brown sugar – The cookies are made with all brown sugar and no white sugar. This helps make the cookies chewier. Either light brown or dark brown sugar is great in this recipe.

The cookies also contain baking staples such as butter, egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, and salt.

labeled ingredient photo ruby chocolate chip cookies

🍪How to Make Ruby Chocolate Chip Cookies

1. Make the Dough

To start, chop the pistachios up into small pieces. Then use the side of a large knife or a rolling pin to crush the freeze-dried raspberries. You don’t want them to be powder, but you want smaller raspberry pieces.

chopping pistachios
Chopping pistachios
crushing raspberries
Crushing raspberries

To make the cookie dough cream the butter with the brown sugar. Use an electric mixer to combine for about 4 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla and egg and mix them in.

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in the mixer bowl and blend it on low speed. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.

mixing the dry ingredients
Mixing the dry ingredients
adding the chocolate chips, nuts and fruit
Adding the ruby chocolate chips

Then add in ruby chocolate chips, chopped pistachios, and raspberries. Make sure to reserve some extra chips to add to the cookies’ top.

2. Bake

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium cookie scoop to make balls of dough. I like to make larger, 2-inch-sized cookie dough balls for this recipe. Place the balls at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

scoop of cookie dough
Scooping the dough
cookie before baking
On the cookie sheet

Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for about 12 minutes. It is important not to overbake these cookies! They are done when they have spread, and edges are set. It is ok if the middle looks a little soft.

3. Add more Ruby Chocolate Chips

Take the baking sheet out of the oven and immediately add 3 or 4 ruby chocolate chips on top. This will make the final cookies look amazing! The chips melt into the cookies for melty and gooey pools of pink chocolate. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheets.

cookie after baking

🍴Serving Ideas

These ruby chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any time of year! Of course, they would be great for Valentine’s Day, but they are also fabulous for Christmas or a party. Everyone will love this new twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!

💭How to Store

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. The chips on top of the cookies might stay slightly gooey, so use sheets of parchment paper between the layers.

You can also freeze the cookie dough balls and bake them frozen. If you plan to freeze them, flatten the balls slightly, then place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer.

Once they are frozen solid, place them in freezer bags. Cook as directed below, adding about 2 minutes to the baking time.

ruby chocolate chip cookies arranged on a table

📋Substitutions

You can make these cookies with other types of chocolate, such as white, dark, or milk chocolate. This is an excellent option if the additional cost of ruby chocolate isn’t in your budget!

Freeze-dried strawberries can be substituted for raspberries. Or you can leave them out altogether.

I really like the flavor combination of pistachios and ruby chocolate. But feel free to experiment with other nuts, like walnuts or almonds.

⭐Tips for Ruby Chocolate Chip Cookies

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • The pink color of the chips will fade as they bake. So reserve some to press on the top of the cookies after baking for a fantastic look.
  • You can dice a few ruby chocolate bars instead using the chips.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies – underbaking gives them a softer, chewier texture in the middle.
  • Use white or dark chocolate chips if you can’t find ruby chocolate.

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Ruby Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These ruby chocolate chip cookies have ruby chocolate, pistachios, and dried raspberries combined in a chocolate cookie base!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 24
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Ingredients
 

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar dark or light
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 14 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup ruby chocolate chips plus 1/4 cup extra to decorate
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries lightly crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Chop the pistachios. Put the freeze-dried raspberries on a cutting board and use the flat side of a large knife to crush them.
  • Combine the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat on medium speed until creamy and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl and beat on low speed until just combined.
  • Stir in the ruby chocolate chips, pistachios, and raspberries.
  • Roll the dough into 1 1/2 to 2-inch balls. Place the balls on parchment-lined baking sheets. Leave about 2 inches in between the cookies.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes until the edges are set. Take the cookies out of the oven and, if desired, place 3-4 chips on top of the cookies. Let them cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks.

Notes

  • The pink color of the chips will fade as they bake. So reserve some to place on top of the cookies after baking for a fantastic look.
  • You can dice a few ruby chocolate bars instead of using the chips.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies – underbaking gives them a softer, chewier texture in the middle.
  • Use white or dark chocolate chips if you can’t find ruby chocolate.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 8mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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By on August 5th, 2022

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