Soft, chewy blueberry oatmeal cookies. These delicious, buttery cookies are the perfect end to any kind of day.
The first time I made these blueberry oatmeal cookies was years ago before I ever started A Cookie Named Desire. I had pounds of frozen blueberries that was taking up way too much space in the freezer. We needed creative ways to use up the blueberries, and I really wanted to make cookies, so I wanted to see if I could make oatmeal cookies using blueberries instead of raisins.
They were so good, I ended up making another batch immediately before the first was even finished. They were seriously so amazing. Unfortunately, I didn't save the recipe for those cookies, so I could only recreate them as best I could.
Can Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies Be Made Into Bars?
Yes, you can definitely make these oatmeal cookies into bars. There is enough to make a nice 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan. You will have a longer baking time for the bars - at least 20 - 25 minutes. The best way to tell they are done are to look for a nice golden brown color on top.
Can Oatmeal Cookies Be Healthy?
Many people think oatmeal cookies are healthier than many other cookies, especially when it comes to blueberry oatmeal cookies. The berries and the oats do make the oatmeal cookies a little healthier, but the amount of butter and sugar in the cookies keep them far from being a health food. You should eat them in moderation, just like with any treat.
Instant Oats or Old Fashioned Oats in Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies?
You can use both instant oats (not the pre-flavored packets) or old fashioned oats in this recipe. If you like something more wholesome, old fashioned oats are definitely the winner, and that is what I have in the recipe below. What I also like to do is use half instant oats and half old fashioned oats.
Can Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Dough Be Frozen?
Yes, you can freeze the oatmeal cookie dough. I recommend dividing the dough into balls, then freezing on trays before putting them in an airtight container. I will also bake from frozen and add an extra minute or two to the baking time.
Looking for More Cookies?
You may like these 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies. If cookie-ception is your thing, these cookies and cream cookies or these cookie butter cookies might be perfect for you. My reader favorites are s'mores stuffed cookies and red velvet Nutella-stuffed cookies. You might also like my friend's maple walnut oatmeal cookies or my malted chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
Tony Casson says
I made these cookies, some with no sugar, and some I rolled in sugar. The flavor of each was amazing, but the problem I have is with the blueberries remaining rather 'wet' once they burst from the heat. The non-sugared ones are also very, very soft. Great if you're going to eat them as soon as they cool, but I want to package them in bags of 6. The sugared ones are slightly more 'durable' but there is still the BB issue. I used a large, Fresh BB, but I also have some small frozen Maine BB's. You're thoughts?
Amanda Powell says
I've been thinking lot about this, and I think if you want to package them like that, you won't be able to go with fresh or frozen blueberries. You would likely have to go with dried or freeze-dried blueberries. If you use freeze-dried berries, you cannot let any of them be exposed during baking as they will brown too fast, but you can add more on the top to decorate when they're out the oven, if you desire. Dried blueberries that have been slightly rehydrated will give you a nice texture and give you an opportunity to infuse them with more flavor.
Tony Casson says
Appreciate the feedback. Dried BB would add another product to our inventory, so I guess I'll just have to forego adding them to our lineup. It's a shame, because they are really tasty and would certainly be popular. Thanks for the feedback!
These are wonderful! My husband loves them, and my adult daughter raved so much I’m making the second batch in a week! (I only made a half recipe, will make it all this time!)