Every year, we do a cookie exchange at work. This is where being a dietitian is pretty freaking amazing. If you don’t know this already, dietitians cook and bake really REALLY well. We’re all (for the most part) perfectionist, type A, bubbly people who love to talk about food…..and more importantly love to make food and bake ridiculously delicious sweets 🙂
If I sound excited, I am…..and if you saw our cookie exchange each year, you’d be pretty excited too.
I don’t know why but whenever I make cookies….I never make chocolate chip cookies. I just don’t. Call me weird, but I’d always rather try something different. I also, weirdly, prefer crunchy cookies.
Think European tea cookies or biscotti….that’s pretty much where I’m at. If that’s not your jam, maybe you just haven’t tried enough cookies yet? Trust me, you have to try these.
This year I was craving blueberry and white chocolate so I came up with this: [modified from joyofbaking ]
Blueberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (1 stick) – room temperature
- 3/4-1 cup (packed) brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
- white chocolate chips to taste (~1 cup)
- dried blueberries to taste (~4 oz)
Preheat oven to 350 º and line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, add butter and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine and blend together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined. Finally add in oats, white chocolate chips, and dried blueberries.
Scoop cookie balls and place on parchment paper. Press down on each cookie ball with your hand so that they flatten to ~1/2 inch thick. Bake cookies 8-10 minutes or until the edges are light brown.
Remove from oven and allow them to cool.
Then eat one. or two. potentially share with others. 🙂
Just kidding, always share. It’s more fun that way 🙂
Pro tip / thing to note: If you happen to run out of brown sugar and butter while making them (like I did), you can still get away with using less of the amounts listed. They will just be slightly more like biscotti and not as sweet but still pretty freaking delicious.
Do you want more blueberry deliciousness in your life? Try my super easy fancy blueberry vanilla nut oatmeal. YUM.