Saturday, July 26, 2014

Oatmeal Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am taking a break from weeding to share this wonderful cookie recipe. I had everything set out on the counter, and made them quickly this morning. I like that this recipe doesn't make a million cookies. They all fit on one extra large cookie sheet. (the size the professionals use)

We are having houseguests next weekend, and I don't think I have weeded in a month. I needed a nudge. And my friend Paula dropped off some blueberries she picked, so I quickly froze a cup of them for this recipe.
Here is the recipe for the cookies, but you really need to go to the beautiful blog that shared the recipe. And to Monique's blog for alerting us.

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Makes:  approx 22 cookies
In absolute urgencies, you can skip browning the butter and just melt it in the microwave inside the same bowl…  It doesn’t make a huge difference actually.
The frozen blueberries can probably be applied to other non-oatmeal cookie-doughs that need firming as well.  Due to the blueberries, these cookies have a higher moisture-content than normal oatmeal cookies.  So keep them uncovered in whatever container you decide to store them with.

Ingredients:  oatmeal cookie adapted from
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick/113 grams) of unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup (71 grams) of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (63 grams) of dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (101 grams) of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup (136 grams) of quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 heaping cup (85 grams) of chopped semi-sweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup (125 grams) of frozen blueberries
Preheat the oven on 365ºF/185ºC
Melt the unsalted butter in a small pot over medium heat, and continue to cook for approx 5 min until the butter has turned clear and the milk solids are browned.  Pour the browned butter into a large bowl and let cool slightly for 5 min.  Then add the granulated sugar and dark brown sugar, and whisk until smoothly combined.  Add the large egg and vanilla extract, and whisk until thick and velvety.  Sift the all-purpose flour, salt, ground cinnamon and baking soda right into the bowl, then whisk again until smooth.  Switch from the whisk to a spatula, then add the quick-cooking oats and chopped dark chocolate.  Fold the mixture until evenly incorporated.  Add the frozen blueberries and fold again until even.  The cookie-dough will instantly firm-up as the frozen blueberries are mixed in.
Scoop about 1 1/2 tbsp of cookie-dough onto a parchment-lined baking-sheet, with about 1″ of space in between each.  The dough should be firm enough to shape with your hands.  Make round dough-ball for a taller/thicker cookie, or press it down into a disk for a thinner cookie.  Bake in the oven for 12~13 min, until the edges are set and the center slightly soft.
Let cool for at least 10 min on the baking-sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.  Or NOT.  These cookies will keep moist uncovered at room-temperature.
Joe was "weed whacking" and took down part of my clematis vine by accident. I sighed for a brief second, and then put the vine in a vase on the table.
Hope you are enjoying this summer Saturday!
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Aren't they great:)!?
    I said MMMMMM the first bite I took and my daughter too:)
    Poor Joe/you..
    We have had those situations here too:)
    That's all you can do..sigh and make an arrangement.:)
    You did make me smile too though..
    All will be well:)
    Going out to weed and prune now:)

  2. Monique, I never eat cookies for breakfast but these I did! I had an egg, kale and a cookie. LOL The blueberries make them good for breakfast :-)

  3. I would eat them for breakfast too! These look so fabulous and what a flavor combination! I saw the on Monique's blog. Yum yum!

  4. You are right!
    Egg kale and blueberries..
    You look fantastic one cookie for brekkie will not hurt!

  5. Jersey blueberries are in and I just bought two packs for a pie tomorrow! These cookies sound like a nice treat very soon too Debbie! I'm glad you added the clematis to a vase and are enjoying it:@)

    1. I'll trade you a piece of your blueberry pie for my cookies :-)

  6. I don't think I have ever combined chocolate and blueberries, maybe it is time to try this combo! Cookies look yummy.
    Your clematis is gorgeous...mine only last through the beginning of summer then it gets to hot...and they never look very lush, either.

    1. It's a great combo Marigene. I've seen chocolate covered blueberries in the store but never tried them. I will now! My clematis are just about done blooming, and they put on a great show this year.

  7. Hi Debbie! Oh, these cookies look so good. You must be the best cook around. I love your recipes. Poor little Clematis but it does look pretty on your table.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. Sheila, I am a good cook thanks to all these wonderful recipes in Blogland!

  8. Those cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. I bookmarked them when I saw them at Monique's too :) They do look so delicious. We've had those things happen here too. When I first saw your clematis I thought how is it growing over Debbie's table??? LOL. You can't imagine what John has whacked down here over the years.

  10. Oops on the clematis vine, but it sure makes for a pretty decoration on your darling table, Debbie!!
    The cookies look so good that I think I would have one (or two) with my morning egg. I love that the recipe doesn't make a bunch. I will try these for sure. Hmmm...I have some Ghiradelli white chocolate that I may use.

  11. As luck would have it my neighbor just gave me some blueberries. I would never have thought to add them to chocolate chip cookie dough but if both you and Monique like the cookies I'm sure I will too. It's fun to find something new.

  12. Oh the poor clematis vine! I have had adventures such as that when my son weed whacked for me! ;0)


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