Rhubarb Cookies: A Sweet and Tart Treat for Every Occasion

These irresistible Rhubarb Cookies offer a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors. These cookies, made with fresh rhubarb, add a unique twist to the classic cookie recipe. These cookies will satisfy your taste buds with their soft and chewy texture and bursts of tangy rhubarb in each bite. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just want a sweet treat, these Rhubarb Cookies are ideal for any dessert lover.


  • 1 cup diced rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Prepare the Rhubarb Mixture:
  • In a small saucepan, combine the diced rhubarb, granulated sugar, and water.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the rhubarb is soft and the mixture has thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let the rhubarb mixture cool completely.
  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Baking Sheets:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar:
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add Egg and Vanilla:
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  1. Mix the Dough:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in the cooled rhubarb mixture and chopped nuts, if using, until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  1. Scoop Dough onto Baking Sheets:
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  1. Bake the Cookies:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the tops are set.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the Rhubarb Cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, serve these delicious cookies and enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors in every bite.

Rhubarb Cookies are a delicious twist on traditional cookie recipes, with a sweet and tart flavor profile and a soft, chewy texture. These cookies are sure to be a hit, whether served as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee, or as a dessert at a gathering of friends and family. So, gather your ingredients and make a batch of these irresistible Rhubarb Cookies to treat yourself and your loved ones to a tasty homemade treat!