When it comes to desserts, I truly enjoy a nice bite! Usually, I don’t necessarily fancy “cakey” desserts or anything cake-like (except for Birthday cake!), but I always love a good cheesecake, pie, ice cream, banana pudding, or COOKIE! With cookies, I haven’t really experimented much in the flavor department. In my house, we usually make a good oatmeal cookie (with walnuts) or a sugar cookie (which is one of my faves!). But on than that, I haven’t done much different. Oh and then there was the Butterfinger cookie and chocolate chip cookie that my Husband made. Those we delicious! My husband is the cookie maker in our house. Haha! However, I decided to try my hand at baking cookies (for the first time!) and I must say that I pat myself on the back. The came out great! Yay! Granted, they came out a little more brown around the edges (not burnt), but I enjoy the tad bit of crunch it brings. Overall, they came out chewy, soft, and bursting with blueberry flavor!
For this recipe, I chose to do a spin on oatmeal cookies because my husband and little one are HUGE fans of oatmeal cookies! They enjoy the sweetness from the brown sugar and chewiness of the oatmeal (since I use the organic old-fashion oats, which are chunky and thick). It’s goodness in every bite! Anyway, I did a spin on these oatmeal cookies by adding blueberry to them and making a nice lemon drizzle to coat them. Previously, I’ve done desserts using blueberry and lemon-flavor, and they do pair very well together. Because I used frozen blueberries, it created a bit of a swirl in the cookies, which worked well for me, since that means more hints of blueberry throughout.
This is a great family dessert and sweet snack (especially for the little ones). Oats are a great dietary fiber and contains healthy minerals. Oats also provide the following health benefits:
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Has antioxidants that reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
- Prevents heart failure
- May increase Immune response to infection
- May stabilize blood sugar
- May lower Type 2 diabetes risk
- Fiber protective against postmenopausal Breast cancer
- Highly protective against childhood Asthma
- Health promoting activity equal to or higher than that of Vegeatables and Fruit
- Well tolerated alternative for Children and Adults with Celiac Disease
Please note that the above statements are not my own and are based on statistical research.
All in all, these cookies are not only good in taste, but provide amazing health benefits for you and the family! It’s super easy to make and only takes about 15 minutes to baker per batch. I definitely recommend.
Be sure to check out the recipe below!
Blueberry Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies + Lemon Glaze
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup bluebrries (if using frozen blueberries, toss in flour to coat)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
In an electric mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then mix in the vanilla extract.
Stir in the flour mixture (half at a time to make it easy to fully mix in) with a rubber spatula and then stir in the oats and blueberries. ***Be careful not to break the blueberries while stirring.***
Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie (Yes, they are big!) and roll the dough into balls and place them onto a cookie sheet, spacing them at least 2 inches apart.
Bake until the cookie edges are just turning golden brown but the middles are still quite tender/undone looking, about 13-15 minutes.
Cool the cookies on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Once cookies are cool, mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice together. Depending on your desired consistency, you can add more or less powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Drizzle glaze on top of cookies and let sit until glaze has hardened, about 3-4 minutes.
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.