Tuesday, May 28, 2013

cookie inspiration: blueberries-n-cream cookies

Weeks ago E and I ventured into Austin to run some fun errands (aka shopping for teacher gifts).  He loves to call our little jaunts "getting weird in Austin," a play on the city's catchy slogan.  After I took him to the mall, we hopped on over to my favorite grocery store (and former employer) Central Market.

We snaked through the store nibbling on fruit and English Cheddar until we settled our sites on the bakery.  One 10-grain bread and two cookies later we were sitting outside enjoying the unseasonably cooler air.

E ate a Chocolate Chunk Cookie and I was tempted by the Blueberry and Cream Cookie.  I knew I had to try making them at home, the flavors are something not seen often in cookies and are perfect for the summer potlucks and picnics that lie ahead.  I must admit I had success the first round of recipe testing.  They were delicious and a big hit with the two crowds I shared them with Memorial Day weekend.  Score!

cookies so good we keep the remnants on our face
Blueberries-N-Cream Cookies
makes 4 dozen

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup dried blueberries
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment.  In a small bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.  In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low and add vanilla and eggs.  Beat until well mixed., about 1 minute.  Add flour mixture; mix until just combined.  Stir in the blueberries and white chocolate chips.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, drop scoopfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.  Cool on baking pan for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire cooling rack.

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

Thanks for this recipe. I need to use up some blueberries!