He's definitely our "blueberry boy" and has been from the time he could eat solid food. I remember our morning trips for breakfast to our favorite place in Lexington--The Coffee Pub, with his mama and me. The first thing he wanted was a Blueberry Smoothie...everytime! It's no wonder the first color that he recognized was Blue, which is still a favorite, but I kind of think Red has replaced it (because of his favorite superhero, Spider~Man!)
Just Blueberry Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup + 2 T granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup King Arthur all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 cups dried blueberries
Preheat oven 350F-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and set aside.
Measure the dried blueberries in a 2-cup measure and cover with boiling water. Let set for about 5 minutes and then drain thoroughly.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and add to the batter. Mix just until incorporated. Lastly, stir in the blueberries.
Use a 1/4-cup scoop to measure out the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let rest on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. These cookies will be great with milk or an ice cold glass of lemonade. I know Ari is going to love them; how could he not. Enjoy!!