Friday, June 10, 2011

blueberry muffin cookies

i have a problem. actually two.
my first problem? i found this recipe and i just had to make it. i didn't even think. i just got my bake face on and went right at it. you see, sometimes i have little to no self control in situations that involve blueberries.
the second problem i have is that i often try to health-itize things that shouldn't be healthy. ie adding way too much wheat flour to cakes, cutting butter like it's going out of style, reducing sugar etc etc etc. in the original recipe for these cookies, i just wanted to add some greek yogurt, but my calculations went a bit awry, and i ended up totally changing the consistency of the batter from the original recipe. at first i was a little panicky, but i baked em anyway and you know what? they were delicious. and somewhat healthy.
and i had to take them to work so i wouldn't eat the whole batch.

needless to say, they were gone before lunch break was over.
that, my friends, is how you measure a good recipe.

blueberry muffin cookies
adapted from how sweet it is
makes almost 2 dozen cookies depending on size

1/4 c butter (i used whipped... and highly recommend it)
1/2 c greek yogurt
3/4 c brown sugar
 1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c flour (next time i will add a little wheat)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c fresh blueberries

1. preheat oven to 375. in a medium bowl, cream together butter and yogurt until smooth and combined. incorporate brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. cream this together until your arm is sore. (we don't have a mixer in these parts...)
2. in a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients sans the blueberries. add dry ingredients to wet ingredients a little at a time, mixing until incorporated. add in blueberries
3. grease your cookie sheet and drop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto sheet- they don't spread our much so just crowd them on there!
4. bake until firm and golden, probably about 12 minutes, but who really knows. our oven is a little bit testy.
5. let cool, then share with all the ends of the earth.
the secret is in the greek yogurt.

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