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.
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.
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.