Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
This is my newest Cookie Creation using some blueberries that I just dehydrated (I know I know - the purpose of dehydrating is to store that fruit or vegetable NOT to use immediately - hahahaha). The finely ground pecans and the lemon juice both enhance the flavor of the blueberries.
If you want to learn How to Dehydrate Blueberries (click HERE to view)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
dash salt (I used salted butter - if you are using unsalted butter then add 1/2 teaspoon salt instead of a dash)
1 cup oatmeal (I used old fashioned rolled oats but you may use quick oats instead)
1 2/3 cups flour
1 cup dried blueberries (you may substitute blueberry juice infused dried cranberries - see below)
1/3 cup finely ground pecans
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
With an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl - cream together both sugars & the butter until fluffy (a few minutes). Now add in the egg, lemon juice & zest & mix until combined. Using a wooden spoon stir in the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & the ground pecans and continue stirring until combined. Finally stir in the dried blueberries.
Drop by tablespoon full onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until desired color & texture is achieved. Cool on a wire rack & then serve!
This recipe makes about 25 cookies.
SUBSTITUTE: If you don't have any dried blueberries then substitute these "Craisins" - Blueberry Juice Infused Dried Cranberries by Ocean Spray
or any plain dried cranberry may also be substituted.
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Yummy! Could I use fresh or frozen blueberries or would that make them too mushy?ReplyDelete
Unfortunately that would make them mushy - but maybe what you could try is to thaw the blueberries - only use 1/2 cup of blueberries, omit the lemon juice & increase the lemon zest - it won't be as lemony but it might work. Let me know how it is if you do try that.Delete
These look delicious. My daughter is crazy about blueberries. I'll have to make them for her. (Okay, for me too. LOL)ReplyDelete
this recipe looks intriguing! I definitely want to try it!ReplyDelete
oh yum! and they make Blueberry craisins?! I need to find these! :)ReplyDelete
Yum! These look so good. Just the name sounds tasty. :)ReplyDelete
Very nice. I want some right now. :) Thanks for sharing these. LindaReplyDelete
I love cookies! Yum.....ReplyDelete
I never thought of lemon and blueberry in an oatmeal cookie... great idea. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on foodie friday.ReplyDelete
Sounds like an interesting flavor combination!ReplyDelete