Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2014
Blueberry Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies are exceptionally good. I knew I would be making plenty of cookies with cranberries this year and I didn’t want to make any more with that flavor. So I decided to take one of my favorite recipes and turn it around a little bit. Instead of white chocolate chips it has vanilla chips and instead of craisins it has dried blueberries. The result was spectacular.
I was busy bagging them up for the freezer when my husband said, “You’ve got to try one of these cookies. They’re REALLY good.” I knew they would be, 🙂 because I loved the original recipe. He was right, though, they are REALLY good! I also enjoyed having something a little different in the cookies and dried blueberries worked wonderfully.
I am busy, busy, busy working on all my Christmas cookie baking this year. I’ve baked ten kinds so far with about 5 or 6 to go. They’ve been bagged down and stashed in our freezers for when we get ready to assemble everything and give them all away–probably right after Thanksgiving.
I love baking Christmas cookies for all our friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, church friends and service providers that we give baskets/buckets to every year. But I will admit, it’s a lot of work! Most of my cookies and/or brownies have to be multiplied by eight or ten to get the right counts for each one. I aim for about 250 cookies for each flavor, while I make about 100-150 extra on certain cookies that are either easy to make or family favorites. That’s a LOT of cookies!
I have remade a lot of old favorites this year. So check out my Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Candy Chocolate Cookies, Cranberry Nut Vanilla Chip Bars, Toffee Almond Sandies, Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Peanut Butter Swirl Bars if you’re interesting in seeing some of the cookies we’re baking for the holidays this year. I try to make lots of different kinds of cookies so they’re not all chocolate, peanut butter or with M&Ms and other candies.
The last few cookies I have left to bake are mostly fruit-based cookies, so by the time I’m finished I’ll have cookies with cranberries, pumpkin, lemon, blueberries, cherries, dates, cinnamon chips, toffee, chocolate and chocolate chips, peanut butter and peanut butter candies and perhaps even one with Snickers. 🙂
If you’re looking for a wonderful oatmeal cookie with the distinctively different taste of blueberries and vanilla chips, I can’t recommend these cookies enough. You and your family will gobble these lovely cookies up in no time. They’re also great to share with friends and family (if you’re so inclined)!
Blueberry Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies are sensational!
These cookies are full of flavor being crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Blueberry Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies are great for holiday baking. Dried blueberries work wonderfully in cookies.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla.
Combine ingredients with an electric mixer until well mixed.
Stir in UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add oatmeal, dried blueberries, and vanilla chips.
Stir ingredients with a large spoon to combine.
Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake cookies at 350 about 15-20 minutes or until done. I was baking 5 racks at a time. If you only bake one rack at a time your cooking time may be quicker than mine.
Blueberry Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies are great for tailgating parties, potlucks or any family gathering.
You will have everyone drooling over Blueberry Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies!
Here’s the recipe.
BLUEBERRY VANILLA CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
(Recipe inspired from Donna Gibson’s White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies, when I worked at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 ½ cups Old-Fashioned oats
- 12-oz. pkg. [url href=”https://www.verybestbaking.com/products/4028/tollhouse/nestle-toll-house-premier-white-morsels/” target=”_blank” title=”nestle premiere white baking chips”]Nestle [/url]Premier white vanilla chips
- 2 3.5-oz. pkg. dried blueberries
- In a medium bowl, cream butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Stir in flour, oats, vanilla chips and dried blueberries with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Roll into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until done.
If you enjoy a good Oatmeal Cookie, you’ve got to try this recipe!
We loved Blueberry Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies. We believe you will too!