What do you do when you have a freezer full of fresh blueberries? You make delicious treats, of course. A few days ago my boyfriend and I went blueberry picking, which left me with an abundance of blueberries. After all that picking, the very last thing I wanted was to let them go to waste. So, naturally I began scanning my cookbooks and Pinterest for some recipes.
For the White Chocolate Blueberry Cream Cookies I used this recipe from Jessica Williams (Butter With A Side Of Bread) Blog! You can find just about any recipe on her blog (even holiday themed ones), so I’d definitely recommend checking it out! Sometimes I’ll add my own spin to a recipe, so I did make a few small modifications. In the recipe Vanilla Pudding Mix is used, but I decided to use White Chocolate Pudding Mix instead. When mixing the dough, it becomes super thick. Normally with cookies, I use an ice cream scoop so that that the batch is all relatively the same size. But, given how thick the dough was I just used a medium sized spoon to scoop.
I found that putting flour on my hands, along with the spoon made it so much easier to manage. The recipe states to only bake for 10-11 minutes, but the cookies were a little too doughy in the middle and wouldn’t hold their shape. So, I did about 15-16 minutes instead. The cookies were still soft, and ‘chewy’ as my little sister stated. These cookies were such a hit in my house! As soon as they came out, my boyfriend and little sisters were all over it. Believe me, it was a struggle holding them back long enough to get a good picture. The White Chocolate Chips, Blueberries, and White Chocolate Pudding Mix all together create such an incredible flavor. I will definitely be making these again, soon! The recipe was super easy to follow, and the ingredients were all items that I mostly already had on hand. I always find cookies to be such a convenient and quick snack or dessert!
For the Lemon Blueberry Loaf I used this recipe from Glory’s (Glorious Treats) Blog! If you’re in need of delicious treat recipes, or party planning tips then you’ll definitely want to check out her blog! Now, this recipe is a little out of the norm for me because I personally am not a big fan of the lemony taste. However, I know a few people who are so I thought that this would great to whip up! The only adjustments that I made to this recipe were that I used a little less lemon juice in the batter mix (only 1 tbs), and I added in one more cup of sugar. I find that sometimes when you make a flour based batter it can be lacking in the sweetness department. Also, for any recipes that you see on my blog I only use dairy-free milk. I personally never use whole or 2% milk. Just wanted to put that out there for anyone who is the same, and was wondering how it would effect the overall recipe. In my experience, no one can ever taste the difference. In this particular recipe, I decided to omit milk completely and use sour cream in it’s place. I love adding a little sour cream to batters because it’s so great for creating moist cake. Though I was a little apprehensive to the lemon, there really was a nice mix of both flavors which turned out so yummy! Overall this recipe was also a hit! Nothing like a simple loaf to compliment a Sunday dinner, or to have as a snack.
What are some of your favorite recipes/dishes using blueberries or fruit in general?
Until next time,