chewy white chocolate raspberry cheesecake cookies.

by Janetha on January 13, 2013

in recipes

last night, my friend mandy came over with a hefty demand.

she threw down a couple of subway cookies on my counter and told me i HAD to recreate them.

no ifs.

no ands.

no buts.

mandy had lovingly tracked down kettle corn popchips and peanut butter toast crunch for me the day before, and hand delivered these two items to my house, so i really couldn’t disregard her cookie demand–er, um, request. (oh, and for the record.. kettle corn popchips are amaze but hurt my belly *note: make sure item does not have milk prior to consuming entire bag, and peanut butter toast crunch was a huge letdown. while it smelled very peanut buttery, it tasted like nothing. like crunchy air. this may be the VERY first cereal that i don’t like. shocking, i know.)

so, back to the subway cookies. these particular cookies were a variety that i actually had NO idea subway even made: white chocolate raspberry cheesecake cookies. huh. who knew? (not me.) i can’t show them to you, though, because marshall and i ate them before i had the sense to take a photo.

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yep. cookie monsters.

at the store today, i purchased various ingredients with an idea of how to recreate these cookies. when i told marshall i would be doing it sometime this week, he decided for me that “sometime” would most definitely be immediately. hah, who am i to argue? this girl loves to bake.

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of course the first thing i did when trying to find a way to copy these subway cookies was google it. however, the only recipes i came across used jiffy muffin mix as a base and i am really not a fan of the idea of putting lard in my cookies, so i nixed that method. instead, i simply used my chocolate chip cookie recipe as a guide and went from there. i cut the recipe down, just in case they didn’t work out. i had read online awhile back that cornstarch makes cookies chewier, so i added it to the mix. i had no idea how these cookies would turn out, and i consider this attempt number one of many if needs be. i have to let mandy try these ones and get her feedback. i am not the subway cookie expert like she is, so i need her educated opinion!

however, subway cookie replication requirements aside, i do believe i have come up with a damn delicious cookie. go ahead and whip these up and you be the judge. i know they won’t last long around me and marshall, the cookie monsters.

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white chocolate raspberry cheesecake cookies
prep time: 10 minutes
bake time: 12 minutes
yield: 20 cookies

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  • 1/2 cup (one stick) earth balance (or other margarine)
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated cane juice or white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz) white chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup (1.2 oz) freeze dried raspberries


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. using a mixer, cream together margarine, cream cheese, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
  3. in a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  4. with mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture to the bowl. mix well.
  5. fold in white chocolate and raspberries.
  6. if you want to and if you have time, chill batter 30 minutes (see notes below.)
  7. drop batter onto silicone lined baking sheet using a 2 TB cookie scoop.
  8. bake for 12 minutes.
  9. transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely before eating.
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  • for the first sheet (10 cookies), i didn’t chill the dough.
  • for the second sheet (remaining 10 cookies), i chilled the dough for 30 minutes. i like the consistency of the chilled ones a bit better. your choice.
  • i smacked the cookies down a bit with a spatula right when i took them out of the oven to flatten them a bit.
  • i bought my freeze dried raspberries at trader joe’s. i believe frozen raspberries would work, too, but fresh ones might be too delicate to fold into the stiff batter. your call.
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step by step photo tutorial:

preheat oven to 350 degrees.

using a mixer, cream together butter or margarine, cream cheese, sugars, egg, and vanilla.

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in a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.

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with mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture to the bowl. mix well. fold in white chocolate and raspberries.

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if you want/if you have time, chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes. drop batter onto silicone lined baking sheet using a 2 TB cookie scoop.

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bake for 12 minutes.

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transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely before eating.

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i will let you all know the verdict on how these compare to subway’s sweet treat. i am delivering them to mandy tomorrow. hopefully they are a hit!


what restaurant item(s) would you want to recreate?

xo. janetha g.


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Mandy January 13, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I’m headed to bed severely Unsatisfied that I will not get to try my cookie project until tomorrow!! Janetha is my baking angel sent straight from the cookie gods!!

Lauren January 14, 2013 at 4:42 am

Wow, I’m totally impressed! Subway does have some tasty cookies and yours look just as good, if not better. Raspberry Cheesecake is always a win! :)

Madison January 14, 2013 at 5:34 am

I am super impressed too! That seems like it was a fun and yummy project! I love Subway cookies–especially the white chocolate macadamia cookies.

Sara January 14, 2013 at 5:47 am

Delicious! I’d love to recreate Chili’s chips and salsa. Their chips are so thin and salty….ohmy.

Lee January 14, 2013 at 6:19 am

I didn’t know that Subway had that kind of cookie either. They look delicious.

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Linz @ Itz Linz January 14, 2013 at 6:46 am

my mouth is literally watering

Amanda @ Romancing the Unusual January 14, 2013 at 7:12 am

Subway has the best cookies! And yours look just as good! Yum.

Sara @ fitcupcaker January 14, 2013 at 7:21 am

They look delicious!

Carly @ Snack Therapy January 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

I’m super impressed that you just whipped these up, no recipe! They look perfectly gooey and under baked. I WANT.

Meghan @ After the Ivy League January 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

I had no idea Subway had this cookie either! I’m very tempted to try this recipe and make my own, but then again it would be easier to walk across the street and see if my local Subway has them…haha. “Copycat-ing” recipes looks like so much fun, I’d love to try it one day too!

Erica January 14, 2013 at 7:52 am

what a pretty cookie! I’m so bummed the PB toast crunch isn’t good…but am super glad you warned us!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 14, 2013 at 7:55 am

This sounds like a super yummy combo! I’m definitely sold!

natalie@thesweetslife January 14, 2013 at 8:52 am

I used to stop in at Subway only to get the cookies! :) These sound fantastic!

Heather (Heather's Dish) January 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

UGH, SO GOOD! I can’t wait to try these! We’re kind of obsessed with Subway cookies!

Mollie @Sprinkles of Life January 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

Yum!!! These look awesome. I remember Subway coming out with these cookies last year (or maybe the year before) for Valentine’s Day. They must be back in season. Now I can get em anything, tho! Thanks!

Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills January 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

oh. my. gosh. those look delicious!

Annette@FitnessPerks January 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

I’m SO impressed you did this so fast! Wow. I don’t like white choc AT all, (I know, crazy) but these still look yummy!

purelymichelle January 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

yummy!! love raspberries ;)

tiffany @dynamics of happy January 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm

those look SO good!

how did you just throw stuff together and have it turn out perfectly?
i have an impressive talent of messing every baked pastry/cookie up- even if i think i’m following the recipe to the T :-/

Janetha January 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Haha I don’t know.. I have had a LOT of baking flops, believe me, but I am really good at cookies. Muffins and cakes are my downfall. Cookies are hard to mess up!

Jen Grimm January 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I have tried these from Subway…along with most of their cookies..and they are the best. These look like they will be delicious as well!

Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome January 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Oh my those look delicious! I love the freeze dried fruit from TJ’s!

Mari January 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I absolutely love those cookies and would love to make them at home for my family =)

BroccoliHut January 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm

These look delicious! Seth is pretty much a Subway addict, so I will definitely ask him to bring me one of these cookies on his next trip…or maybe I’ll just make this recipe :)
One day I am determined to recreate the brown bread that they serve at the Cheesecake Factory. I’m not wild about the restaurant in general, but I go just for that delicious, oaty bread!

momma b. January 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Boy those look and sound delicious!! Way to go cookie monster!

I would want to recreate Red Iguana’s Enchilada Suizas Mole sauce……….mmmm good!

Love you!!

Hillarie January 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I made these yesterday and they were gone by dinner time!So good! Thank you! After trying the Subway ones, my daughter wanted me to find the recipe and *Bam!* There it was on Pinterest! Impressive.

Janetha January 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Yay! I am sooo glad you liked them. Thank you for the comment!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Oh my…I’m so behind on my Google Reader but GEEZ these look mighty tasty!!

stacey February 9, 2013 at 12:14 am

I always get the raspberry cheesecake cookies when I go to Subway. I’m going to try and make them. But I’m pretty sure that they use a raspberry jam and the white chocolate chips are for the ‘cheesecake taste’. Thats what I am going to try. Yours look really good!

kate April 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Actually the cookies are Otis spunkenmyer . And before the cookies are baked the raspberrys are like tiny pellets . ( i work at subway ) some of the easiest ways of replicating this cookie would be using jiffy raspberry muffin mix an white chocolate chips.

Grace August 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Those look great! My husband is in the army and currently doing his AIT some 1,600 miles away and asked me to bake and send him some raspberry cheesecake cookies! So I’m curious as to the texture of these cookies and if they’d hold up okay If i sent them in the mail. I’ve sent him some chewy chocolate chip cookies and brownies that got there just fine, so as long as these aren’t very soft or fall part easily =)

Tanya November 18, 2013 at 10:32 am

Instead of smacking the cookies down, you could drop the tray onto the counter from a few inches up. It cracks the bottoms and makes them remain chewy.

minkie July 10, 2014 at 4:47 am

hi, i wanted to try this recipe but i don´t know if tsp stands for tablespoon or teaspoon, can you tell me. thank you!

Janetha July 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

tsp is teaspoon :) TB is tablespoon

Jordan November 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Press the fresh raspberry halves into the dough after you drop it on the sheet. Works wonderfully.

Julie Flaherty April 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

Thanks for sharing!! I had seen (and made) the jiffy muffin mix variety but was looking for a even more “homemade” version. which you’ve just supplied. I used the freeze dried raspberries from TJ – they are good. But freeze dried does have a “flavor” to it. I was recently at King Arthur Flour and they have raspberry jammy bits that work awesome!!

Janetha April 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

good to know! thanks!

Megan May 15, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Do you think I could use regular cream cheese and just whip it in my stand mixer before adding the butter and sugars?

Janetha May 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Yes, for sure.

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