Blueberry, Lemon, and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Blueberry, Lemon, and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

June 29, 2011

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A couple weeks ago when I went to Treats on Washington, out of the corner of my eye, I saw that they had blueberry and white chocolate chip cookies. It’s safe to say I haven’t been able to get the idea of this cookie out of my head ever since. Typically, when I crave chocolate or something “desserty”, it involves fruit or white chocolate so the sound of this cookie sounded splendid.

As I was looking around the world wide web for recipes, I found that so many called for dried blueberries. Which I happened to have already, but I wanted to use fresh, since I had those, too. Plus, I just love they way they burst in the oven and make baked goods looks so purdy 😉 Thanks to Google, I ended up finding a recipe from The Casual Carnivore for blueberry, lemon, and white chocolate cookies. And at the end of the recipe she suggests turning the cookies into ice cream sandwiches. Say, whaaat? Sold.

Blueberry, Lemon, and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Makes 24 cookies
Adapted from The Casual Carnivore
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• 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup light brown sugar
• 1 egg, room temperature
• zest from 1 lemon
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup white chocolate chunks
• 1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and towel dried

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

First, in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together your butter and brown sugar.

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Next, add the egg, lemon zest, and vanilla.

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In a separate bowl add mix the flour, salt, and baking powder. In batches, slowly begin adding the mixture into the electric mixer, until incorporated with the butter mixture.

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Now, gently mix the white chocolate chunks in.

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Mix slowly.

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Detach the bowl from the stand and gently mix the blueberries in.

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Yes, this batter tasted as good as it looked 😉 The lemon zest is necessary!

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Using an ice cream scoop, drop balls of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, making sure to leave about 1-inch between each.

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Bake for 11-13 minutes, until the edges have started to brown.

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Transfer all of the cookies to wire racks and let them cool. I obviously have the patience of a teething toddler and ate a couple while they were piping hot. Which I do recommend because the blueberries are still nice and warm and when you get a mouthful of that plus the melted white chocolate chunks, Oh.My.Goodness.

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However, if you’re making ice cream sandwiches out of them, I do suggest letting them cool almost completely because the ice cream melts so quickly if the cookies are still hot (duh?). Naturally, I decided to fill the cookies with Batch’s Vanilla Bean ice cream. Because last week it changed my life and now I feel like it will be a permanent fixture in my freezer.

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Simply scoop the ice cream…

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Place it on the bottom side of one cookie…

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And top it with another cookie to make a sandwich.

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Yup. This really happened.

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My second favorite part about these cookies (first being they blew my mind) is they are insanely quick to make. I literally got home from work at 3:15ish and had to be showered, dressed, and out the door by 4:45 for dinner and a movie with friends. And lovely little me decided to successfully cram a baking session in there 😉

I’m also thinking these would be the best dessert to bring to a July 4th cookout as they are quite festive!

[Chels]

18 Responses to "Blueberry, Lemon, and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies"

  1. I love ice cream sandwiches and these cookies look like a fabulous component!

  2. Erica says:

    Definitely festive! And I agree- berries are awesome in baked goods- I love how they burst!

  3. Joanne says:

    You have absolutely blown my mind with these cookies! I’m always so frustrated when I see recipes with dried blueberries since they are so expensive but now I feel like my fresh blueberry cookie needs have been met!

  4. Perfect summer cookie – and I love that the ice cream sandwich cookie “happened”!

  5. ooho those melty looking blueberries!

  6. sweeter salt says:

    3 of my favorite flavors, yummmmmmm

    laura

  7. Susie says:

    I love the uniqueness of this cookie recipe, especially in combo as an ice cream sandwich. Those blueberries look so delicious – I want one of the sandwiches right now!

  8. Kerstin says:

    Love that you turned them into the perfect ice cream sandwiches – yum!

  9. brandi says:

    goodness gracious. those sound so good!

  10. rachel says:

    So we’re going sailing this weekend and having a get together on the boat with friends I made these to bring but we all know ice cream won’t last so I found a recipe for vanilla icing that tastes just like vanilla ice cream, they turned out so flipping good!!

  11. Heather says:

    Made these for the 4th of July weekend. Substituted mini-choco chips for the white chocolate. Went through a whole batch with just us and our neighbors! Scrumptious!

  12. Kelly says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I made these this weekend for a July 4th sail with my boyfriend, which happened to end with him as my fiancee. I strongly believe that these cookies contributed to this fact 🙂 Needless to say, this was a great dessert for what soon became our impromptu engagement party!

  13. Meesh says:

    im obsessed and i haven’t even tried them. OMG. great idea. loveeeeeeeeeeeee

  14. Gretchen says:

    Hi Ladies, I just had to share my husband’s thought after trying these cookies… “Where did you find this recipe? We Are Not Martha?? If I ever meet these ladies, I’ll give them a big hug”

    Maybe at a reunion someday, he’ll have the chance to say thanks, but in the mean time … Needless to say, I follow your recipes a lot – so, thank you from both of us 🙂

  15. Karli says:

    Hello!
    I just made these cookies substituting black berries in for the blueberries… DELICIOUS!!! And perfect for ice cream sandwiches!

  16. Jenny says:

    Best cookies I’ve ever had in my life! Thank you for sharing…the only problem is I can’t quit eating them!!

  17. Just Jaime says:

    YUM! I made these last night and they are delish! I substituted the white chocolate chunks for regular white chocolate chips which wasn’t much of a change. I decided to leave out the zest and add 1/2 of dried blueberries as well, which gave it an added burst of blueberry flavor. I will be featuring my adaptation on my blog and linking back to your recipe for my inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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