Thursday, January 28, 2010

C is for Cookie

I was thinking of making these muffins, but then a craving for oatmeal cookies hit and I couldn't say no. These cookies are cakey and moist, and taste a lot like muffins. The lemon glaze gives just a hint of zingy tartness (and seems to have absorbed nearly completely into my cookies!). Be gentle when folding the blueberries into the cookie dough - the purple color bleeds into the dough and turns it grayish if you're too rough, but they'll still taste great and a thicker glaze would cover the color right up.

Blueberry Oat Cookies with Meyer Lemon Glaze

Makes about 30 cookies

2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 c. golden brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. Meyer lemon zest
2 large eggs
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. frozen blueberries

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. Meyer lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Meyer lemon zest
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 c. water (if needed)

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy (about a minute). Add the lemon zest and eggs and beat until combined. Add the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix on low until blended. With a wooden spoon, gently fold in the frozen blueberries until distributed.

Drop by heaping tablespoons (I use my trusty cookie scoop) onto greased cookie sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes, turning sheets half way through, until the cookies start to turn golden brown. They will be soft, but firm up as they cool. Let rest on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool.

While the cookies cool, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla extract. If the glaze is too thick add the water; if its too thin add more powdered sugar. When the cookies are completely cool use a fork to drizzle the glaze over the tops.

Related recipes:
Cherry, Almond, and White Chocolate Biscotti
Harvest Cookies
Marbled Biscotti
Choclate Chip Banana Cookies

1 comment:

Run Lori Run said...

Yum! These look great and how original to put Meyer lemon glaze over the top!