Blueberries in cookies? Yes.
Somehow I had amassed a variety of chocolate chips in my pantry. Semi-sweet, milk chocolate, baking melts, white chocolate, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds… not to mention cappuccino chips and jammy bits. I don’t make cookies often, so I was puzzled how this collection came about. I have notebooks all over the house with scrawled recipe ideas, notes that popped into my mind during work, meetings, watching TV. Rarely do these recipes actually get made, and the notes point a finger at my tendency to hoard ingredients.
I’m kind of a selfish person. So naturally when I became determined to make cookies last week, postpartum energy levels be damned, I wanted to re-create a cookie from one of our local grocery store – never mind that my older son has decided blueberries are an evil fruit. All the more for the adults, right?
When mixing in your blueberries, do it gently so the berries don’t bleed too much through the dough – unless that’s what you’re going for. Smaller, wild Maine blueberries are excellent for these cookies as they provide small bursts of fruit throughout.
Also, make sure you taste the blueberries before using them in the cookies. While summer is peak berry time, bad crops can often make their way to the grocery store. The white chocolate and cookie dough can cover up some of the bad taste, save yourself the trouble and start out with good fruit.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries, washed and patted dry
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flours, baking soda, and salt. Stir into wet ingredients.
- Stir chocolate chips into dough, then add blueberries, taking care not to mash the berries much.
- Scoop dough onto baking sheets. Bake for about 12 minutes, until browned on edges.
More blueberry recipes you might like:
Blueberry Breakfast Bars – Stetted
Blueberry Ginger Jam – Food in Jars
Blueberry Waffles – Stetted
Lemon and Cornmeal Blueberry Muffins – The Young Austinian
White Peach Basil and Blueberry Mojito – Pineapple and Coconut
For more sweet inspiration, check out my Cookies board on Pinterest!