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Blueberry Sugar Cookies

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Introducing my delectable Blueberry Sugar Cookies. These soft and chewy treats are bursting with juicy blueberries and a hint of citrus zest, creating a delightful combination of flavors. The buttery sugar cookie dough provides a perfect base for the plump blueberries to shine through. With a slight crunch on the edges and a tender center, these cookies are a delightful indulgence for blueberry lovers. Whether enjoyed with a glass of milk or as a sweet snack, these Blueberry Sugar Cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings.


Set the Scene: Pair the delightful experience of baking and enjoying Blueberry Sugar Cookies with a calming and rejuvenating self-care activity: Mindful Tea Time. After you've baked your cookies and set the ambiance with Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Skies," take a moment to prepare a soothing cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile or lavender. Find a cozy spot, away from distractions, and savor the warm and comforting flavors of your cookies while relishing the calming effects of the tea. Use this time to unwind, reflect, and recharge, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the present moment and find solace in the simple joys of life. Let this mindful tea time be a gentle reminder to take care of yourself, nourishing your body and soul with delicious treats and moments of tranquility.


Vibe: A delightful jazz song that pairs well with Blueberry Sugar Cookies is "Blue Skies" by Ella Fitzgerald. This classic jazz tune exudes a joyful and uplifting atmosphere, perfectly matching the sweet and delightful flavors of the cookies. Ella Fitzgerald's smooth and velvety voice, combined with the lively instrumentals, creates a vibrant and cheerful ambiance that enhances the enjoyment of your baking and indulging experience. As you savor each bite of the Blueberry Sugar Cookies, let the timeless melodies of "Blue Skies" transport you to a state of blissful relaxation and pure enjoyment.


Blueberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups blueberries

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and water.

  2. Stir the mixture well and bring it to a gentle boil over medium heat.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water to create a slurry.

  4. Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the blueberry mixture while stirring continuously.

  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce for about 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens to your desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

  6. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the blueberry sauce cool for a few minutes.

  7. Once cooled, transfer the sauce to a jar or container and refrigerate it until ready to use.

*The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, allowing you to add a burst of fruity goodness to your favorite dishes and treats.


Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups (330g) all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 + 1/4 cup (225g) granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup blueberry sauce, chilled overnight

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted and cooled butter and granulated sugar. Mix until well combined.

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  6. Fold in the chilled blueberry sauce, gently swirling it through the dough to create a marbled effect.

  7. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before baking.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Enjoy these delightful Blueberry Sugar Cookies with a soft and chewy texture, enhanced by the burst of blueberry flavor in every bite!


Note: If the blueberry sauce is too liquidy, you can strain out excess liquid before adding it to the dough to maintain the desired cookie consistency.

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