Try these delicious cream cheese blueberry cookies for your next snack time. A perfect combination between cream cheese, blueberries, cornmeal, and lemon juice in a cookie recipe! You may want to serve these fantastic cookies at your next tea party!
What is? (History/Background)
Cookies are always a part of everyone's pastry cravings, whether you pair them with coffee, hot chocolate, or even a cold fresh juice. Cookies' long line of history dates back to the 7th century AD Persia when sugar became a necessity in the production of goods. With the development of food and restaurant across the European continent, variations of the original cookies became prominent. To date, cookies have more than hundreds or even thousands of variations depending on your location. Some cookies cater to specific diet preferences, and some are all about taste profiling.
Tips and Procedure
- lemon, juiced
- salt & ground white pepper
- Preheating the oven is necessary when baking or even roasting meat. Preheating allows your oven to reach the optimal temperature for baking or roasting, depending on your recipe. The consequences of not preheating the oven are that the temperature you need will not reach, and it would take a longer cooking time, or worse, the pastry will not rise or be cooked through.
- Your ingredients must be at room temperature. This will ensure that the preheated oven will not drop its temperature when you bake the cookies.
- Butter and the cream cheese should be softened but not melted for easy creaming of the granulated white sugar.
How To Make
Prepare the following ingredients before making the entire recipe:
- salt & ground white pepper
- granulated white sugar
- unsalted butter, cut into cubes, and softened
- softened cream chees
- beaten egg
- lemon juice
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- fresh blueberries
- glaze (for garnishing)
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Whisk together flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, cream sugar, butter, egg, and cream cheese until it becomes pale yellow.
Slowly add and mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
Fold in the fresh blueberries and lemon juice until well combined.ad
Scoop out the dough mixture using an ice cream scooper to make 20 cookie dough. Place the cookie dough into the prepared baking sheet, ensuring enough space to rise—Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down on a wire rack. Once the cookies are thoroughly cooled, drizzle them with your favorite glaze. Serve and enjoy.
- What does it taste like? These blueberry cookies are phenomenal. A combination of sweet, tangy flavors that really gives you a craving for the next cookie to devour. The cornmeal balances the blueberries' sweetness and the cream cheese's tanginess.
- What needs to expect? Well, first things first. You may notice a change of color in the cookies. The first expectation was that it would end up yellowish considering the hue of the butter and the cornmeal. However, the final result ended up something like a pale light green. Yellow plus blue always ends up green. The cookies' color did not negatively impact the taste profile of the cream cheese blueberry cookies.
- Any substitute for the glaze? You can use different types of glazes like cream cheese glaze, chocolate glaze, or even brown butter glaze.
- Can I use frozen blueberries? Yes, you may use frozen blueberries for this cookie recipe. Just make sure to thaw it before adding it to the cookie dough.