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Rhubarb Cookies

Featuring bite-sized pieces of rhubarb mixed into a soft and chewy cookie dough, these moist cookies are so addicting! On top of featuring a delicious combination of flavors, this simple cookie recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re searching for a simple afternoon snack or a sweet treat for your next party, these quick and easy cookies are sure to be the star of the show.
Stack of rhubarb cookies with a bite out of the one on top.

Featuring bite-sized pieces of rhubarb mixed into a soft and chewy cookie dough, these moist cookies are so addicting! On top of featuring a delicious combination of flavors, this simple cookie recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re searching for a simple afternoon snack or a sweet treat for your next party, these quick and easy cookies are sure to be the star of the show.

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What Do I Need to Make Rhubarb Cookies?

The best part about this easy cookie recipe is the simple list of ingredients! In addition to fresh rhubarb, you’ll need just a handful of pantry ingredients to whip up this sweet treat. To make rhubarb cookies, you’ll need:

  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon 
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Fresh rhubarb

Rhubarb cookies ingredients

How Do I Make Rhubarb Cookies?

This rhubarb cookie recipe is one of the easiest desserts to make! Since there are a few simple steps to follow when you’re preparing this recipe, you can whip up a delicious sweet treat with just a few minutes of prep work! To make rhubarb cookies, just follow these quick instructions:

Step One: Prepare the Cookie Dough

To make the dough for these easy cookies, start by beating together the butter, brown sugar, and egg. When the mixture is light and fluffy, add the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the bowl. Beat to combine all the ingredients into a thick dough. After that, fold in the diced rhubarb.

Scoop of rhubarb cookie dough

Step Two: Bake the Cookies

Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place each dough ball on a greased baking sheet. Bake the cookies in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.

Baked rhubarb cookies on a baking sheet

Step Three: Cool the Cookies

When the cookies are finished baking, allow them to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Stack of rhubarb cookies

Rhubarb Cookie Baking Tips

Using rhubarb while baking is a great way to add flavor and moisture to any recipe. But this delicious veggie can sometimes be difficult to bake with. Use these tips and tricks for making delicious rhubarb cookies every time you bake.

  • Add more flour if needed. Some cuts of rhubarb are watery than others, which means you may need to adjust the amount of flour in your recipe depending on how much moisture your rhubarb adds to the dough. If the dough does not hold together when rolled into a ball, mix more flour into the bowl. Continue adding flour until the dough holds together.
  • Chill the dough to thicken it. Another way to help thicken your dough if the rhubarb makes it too runny is to chill it for a short time. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for around one hour before scooping and baking the dough.
  • Bake the cookies longer. Wet cookie dough may need longer to bake in the oven, which means you might need to increase the cook time if your rhubarb adds too much moisture. Continue cooking the cookies until the edges are golden brown.

Holding up rhubarb cookie

Rhubarb Cookie Recipe Variations

This basic cookie recipe is a great starting point for creating a variety of delicious sweet treats. Try these recipe additions and variations to create a new snack every time you bake.

  • Add some chocolate. Mixing chocolate chips into your cookie dough is a great way to add even more flavor to your treats. White chocolate pairs well with rhubarb, in addition to dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Mix in some nuts. In addition to chocolate chips, nuts also make a delicious addition to these chewy cookies. You can add some pecans, walnuts, or sliced almonds to the cookie dough to add some crunch and saltiness.
  • Enhance the dough with extract. Add even more flavor to the cookie dough with the help of some baking extracts. Vanilla adds warmth to the dough, while lemon extract will give the cookies a fresh flavor.
  • Stir in fresh fruit. Rhubarb pairs well with a variety of berries, making them a great addition to your freshly baked cookies. Mixing in fresh blueberries, chopped strawberries, or fresh raspberries will add freshness and flavor to your rhubarb cookies.
  • Add some dried fruit. Fresh fruit isn’t the only option when it comes to adding more sweetness to your rhubarb cookies. Dried fruits also make a delicious addition to this chewy cookie dough. Raisins, dried cranberries, and shredded coconut are all great options for mixing into your cookies before you bake them.

Head on shot of rhubarb cookie

How Do You Store Rhubarb Cookies?

These flavorful cookies can be stored at room temperature or in the freezer for long-term storage. Start by making sure your cookies are cooled completely, then transfer them to an airtight container. Keep the cookies in a cool, dry place, like a cabinet or pantry, and they’ll stay good for up to one week.

If you want to store your cookies for longer than a week, place them in a freezer bag or airtight container and store them in the freezer. You can keep your cookies frozen for up to three months before you need to eat them.

Stack of rhubarb cookies with a bite out of the one on top.

Stack of rhubarb cookies with a bite out of the one on top.

Rhubarb Cookies

Featuring bite-sized pieces of rhubarb mixed into a soft and chewy cookie dough, these moist cookies are so addicting! On top of featuring a delicious combination of flavors, this simple cookie recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re searching for a simple afternoon snack or a sweet treat for your next party, these quick and easy cookies are sure to be the star of the show.
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rhubarb cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 106kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter and egg together.
  • Add flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat well until dough forms.
  • Add rhubarb and beat again.
  • Using a 1-inch cookie dough scoop, form balls of dough and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until baked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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