Two cookie recipes in a week? It seriously must be Christmastime. It’s a time of year closely associated with friends and family, laughter and good cheer, cozy fires and warm sweaters. We all love it…but it’s all a facade hiding a dark truth. Yes, I’m about to reveal the true meaning of Christmas: ’tis the season for shameless binge eating. Yup. Eating five dozen cookies in public at a Christmas party is totally okay…encouraged even. We proudly count the buttons that burst off our shirts as if each stretch mark was a badge of honor. With that
frightening visual in mind, I humbly present you with a recipe for blueberry and white chocolate chip cookies. I created this recipe last weekend, and since I think it’s pretty good, I figured I’d share it with you folks!
Because of my family’s intense holiday baking schedule, we have mounds of chocolate chips in every cabinet. And since my dad likes to buy dried fruit, we had a bag of dried blueberries in the pantry. If you’ve never had them before, heed my warning and don’t pop a handful of them in your mouth at once. They are WAY too sweet (for me) in bulk. But that excessive sweetness is why I thought they’d be perfect for baking….and I was right. They’re little pops of blueberry flavored “candy” scattered throughout each cookie. It’s really quite good, especially combined with the white chocolate.
I think the secret behind these cookies might be the lemon juice. Since a lemon is sour, it contracts nicely against the sweetness. They bake beautifully and are really tasty. I can’t wait to serve them at our family’s Christmas party, cause I know everyone will gobble them up. These blueberry and white chocolate cookies may not have traditional Christmas flavors, but it’s nice to mix it up from time-to-time. :)
**Makes between 3 and 4 dozen cookies**
2 ¼ cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1/2 lemon (juiced, about 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and dried blueberries.
In another bowl, add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter. Mix until smooth/creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, lemon juice, and honey. Mix until completely combined and smooth.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until well incorporated.
Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Place a spoonful of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Continue to add balls of dough onto the sheet, about 1 inch apart. Repeat on additional baking sheets.
Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until light golden and set.
Cool on a wire rack.
Serve and enjoy!