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Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

Warm spices + a chewy texture + tiny bursts of tart sweetness = The World’s Perfect Cookie.

I’m going to be fully honest with you here.  If you make these cookies, it will change your life.  Well, probably.  I mean, I can’t make any blood covenants or anything, but I can tell you from experience that almost every person who has ever tasted this cookie has walked away different.  These cookies awaken something in you.  Like the bite of a vampire, they cause you to crave & obsess.

I have, literally, dreamt about these cookies.  Just the thought of them, creates a bang in my center; a hunger that wasn’t there a moment ago.  A thirst for Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies!!! MUAHAHAHAHA.

But for real.

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

When my oldest was little, she had trouble with fruit.  It didn’t like her much.  One exception, though, was blueberry.  She could eat pints of them & be happy as can be.  So, I decided to try my hand at reinventing an old classic: the oatmeal raisin cookie.  I found a great recipe that used just the right combination of spices & sugar & substituted the raisins for dried blueberries.  At first taste, like lightning striking Frankenstein’s monster, I knew I had created something wonderful & terrible.

Wonderful: they’re awesomely delicious.

Terrible: you may be tempted to give up all other forms of nourishment.

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookie Recipe

They’d be delicious with dried cranberries or chopped dried cherries, too!  Be careful not to over-bake them – they should stay light & creamy in the center & just slightly brown on the edges.  They’ll “harden” into a perfectly chewy cookie as they cool.  Oh, and they keep well, too!  Even days later, they’re moist & delicious.

Alright, you’ve been warned.  Make them at your own peril.  They have the power to entrance you … and make you the most popular gal at the cookie exchange!  With great power, comes great responsibility.  Use it wisely.

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 85 calories per cookie

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

An old-time favorite cookie gets a modern, delicious lift with dried blueberries & warm spices. Soft & chewy, these Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies are sure to be an instant favorite.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 c. granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 1/2 c. dried Blueberries
  • 3 c. Old Fashioned Oats (NOT instant)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth & light. Add sugars, one at a time, and beat for 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Add blueberries & oats. Stir just until combined.
  4. Drop tablespoon portions of dough, 2" apart, onto prepared cookie sheets (parchment paper or Silpats work best).
  5. Bake until edges of cookies are lightly browned, about 10 - 12 minutes. The centers will still be very light in color & fluffy until they're taken out of the oven. Be careful not to over-bake them or they'll be rock hard.
  6. Allow to cool on pans for 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.
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