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Blueberries & Cream Oatmeal Cookies

I have a ton laundry to do! It’s a never ending chore in this house. How two people create such a massive amount of dirty clothes is beyond me, but I have several piles of sorted clothes on the basement floor to prove it. I’m a gigantic procrastinator. I always have been, so until I’m out of undies, the clothes will remain unwashed.

Instead of hauling my booty downstairs to do the laundry, I’m going to sit here and chat with you guys about cookies, which is way better than folding socks.

I adore oatmeal cookies, with their nutty flavor and chewy texture, who could resist? Not this gal. I wanted to create what I consider to be the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe. One that’s chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. This blueberries & cream oatmeal cookie recipe is everything I’ve ever wanted in an oatmeal cookie.

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I found dried blueberries at Costco the other day, so I decided to impart the flavors of spring into my newly created oatmeal cookie recipe. I added a generous helping of dried blueberries and white chocolate chips to mix. I also boosted the vanilla extract to give the cookies a creamy flavor and sprinkled in some lemon zest to brighten them up. They’re amazing!

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I tested these cookies by baking them directly after mixing up the batter and after chilling them in the refrigerator for an hour. I found that both versions of the cookie taste and bake up equally the same. So, if you’re having a major cookie craving, go ahead and bake away.

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These cookies were instantly gobbled up by family and friends. Every single person fell in love with them and proceeded to shove cookie after cookie into their faces.

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Serve with a big ol’ cup of cold milk, and you have yourself a delicious snack. Enjoy!

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Blueberries & Cream Oatmeal Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room-temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup dried blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or silicon mats.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, lemon zest, and oats. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with a paddle, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the egg until incorporated. Whisk in vanilla extract.
  4. Turn the mixer down to a low speed and slowly add the flour mixture in two batches, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  5. Fold in the blueberries and white chocolate chips.
  6. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the parchment or silicon lined baking sheets, leaving 3 inches between each dough ball.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown in color. Do not over bake or you risk the cookies being crunchy and not chewy. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. **Note: The dough can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to five days in an airtight container.

 

   

21 Responses to “Blueberries & Cream Oatmeal Cookies”

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 12, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Cookies are totally better than laundry! Love the blueberries!

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — March 12, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I love the bit of lemon and the white chocolate chips! I’d much rather eat these than do laundry, any day! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Wow! These oatmeal cookies look perfect my friend! I love that you used all brown sugar, too. Dried blueberries and white chocolate – how can you go wrong? Amazing!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — March 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Ohhhh yes, oatmeal cookies, mmmm

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Oh, Jennie! These sound super delicious! Love white chocolate in oatmeal cookies! The blueberries addition sounds yummers! Forget the laundry – pass a plate with these!!

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    Susan — March 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Ooh dried blueberries and oatmeal sound like a great combination. Also I hate laundry day. I also like wait as long as possible to do laundry, which is probably why I hate it. :-)

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    Kim@Treats & Trinkets — March 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Cookies>laundromat.day

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — March 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Blueberries with a hint of lemon sounds way better than laundry. I am facing a similar situation. Our spare bedroom houses my husband’s closet and every single week it seems that every article of clothing is vomited out of the drawers and closet where it belongs, and ends up on the bed and floor. I refer to it as clothes mountain and I hate it!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Baking oatmeal cookies is way better than doing laundry! Love that you added dried blueberries! These will definitely be making an appearance at my house!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I love oatmeal cookies and yours look divine! By the way, my husband took over all laundry duties about 4-5 months ago, and it’s been the most glorious thing EVER! While the laundry still doesn’t get done until we’re both dangerously low on undies (does anyone do it earlier than that?), it does get done, and I don’t have to lug it up and down stairs, etc. I do help fold, which I think is a fine contribution in my more-pregnant-every-day-state. =) Maybe you should let your husband see this comment and he’ll take over the chore entirely? =)

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — March 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Boooooo laundry! I have the same problem at my place – two people, huge craploads of dirty laundry. Same with the dishes – how I manage to use every single bloody pot, dish, fork and cup in my kitchen everyday is beyond me. I’d much rather talk about cookies too. And make them. Then proceed to eat all of them! These sound heavenly, Jennie! They look like little bites of spring-time perfection. I love the combo of oats, blueberries and white chocolate.

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    Laura Dembowski — March 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    There is always tons of laundry in our house too. It’s pretty crazy. These cookies are much better than doing laundry. I just picked up some dried blueberries and have cookie baking in mind for them too! These look fab!

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    • Jennie replied March 14th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Yes, cookies>laundry! Let me know how you like them, Laura!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Oats, white choc, blueberries = perfect! Surprised that you could bake them 13 to 15 mins without them getting really crunchy! Whatever you did is clearly perfect! The texture is just like I like my cookies and great flavor combo!

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    • Jennie replied March 14th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Averie! Yeah, me too. They can not go over that mark, though.

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 14, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Oh yum, that sounds like my kind of cookie! Love the combination of white chocolate and blueberries!

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    • Jennie replied March 14th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Rosie. I love it so much that I’ve made the recipe 3x already. Help!

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    Natalie — March 14, 2013 at 9:18 am

    What a great cookie! Love the blueberry and cream taste!

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    • Jennie replied March 14th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Natalie!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — March 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    These look perfect! I love dried blueberries and prefer them over raisins so this recipe sounds awesome!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Hahaha. I don’t do the laundry until I’ve run out my undies and have moved on to my husband’s boxer collection. Boxers are cozier anyway. :D

    And I love blueberry white chocolate cookies! I always have some in the freezer. You know what’s really, really amazing? Stuffing them with blueberry jam. Then they’re like this oozy pie cookie thing. I don’t know why I haven’t posted them. It’s just too ridiculous not to. And I love that you added oats!

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