Blueberry Buckle Cookies

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Blueberry Buckle Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided use
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, divided use
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
3/4 cup wild blueberries

Icing (optional)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon cream or milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams and turns golden brown.  Whisk in 1/2 cup brown sugar, and bring mixture to a simmer, whisking frequently.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter mixture, additional 1/4 cup butter, and additional 1/4 cup brown sugar until well combined and cooled slightly - about 5 minutes.  Add egg, vanilla and cinnamon, and beat an additional 2 minutes, or until well combined. 
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in pecans, cinnamon chips and blueberries until just combined.  Drop heaping tablespoonsful of dough onto cookie sheets.  Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

To make the icing, in a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, confectioners' sugar and cream until well combined and creamy - about 2 minutes.  Pipe frosting onto cookies.

Makes 18 cookies
21 comments on "Blueberry Buckle Cookies"
  1. Not sure if I've had blueberry buckle before, but I think I'll make these first because it looks easier to eat. Blueberry season!

  2. These sound so amazing! I need to make a batch ASAP! :)

  3. I love buckles and I love cookies, so this is a match made in heaven! Now when the blueberry patches open in a couple of days, I'll have an exciting new recipe to try (: Thanks!

  4. I've yet to make a buckle but it's always been on my to-do list. These cookies look amazing though, I love using fruits! I pinned this recipe :)

  5. These look so yummy. I love blueberry buckle. Martha Stewart has an amazing recipe. I also love dark brown sugar. It gives amazing flavor to baked goods. Also you were great on The Perfect 3. Congratulations on being on.

  6. mmmmm, these look sosososo good!!!

  7. Omg my jaw just dropped a little. And I was eating popcorn. That oculd have been messy. I love blueberry in cookies! Must make these.

  8. Never tried blueberry buckle before, so I think making some AND these cookies is in order! :D

  9. I really like the idea of blueberry cookies! These sound great!

  10. Cookies for breakfast?!?!? I love it when you enable me like this!

  11. these look mouthwatering good! i love anything bluberry!

  12. These look so delicious! Cinnamon chips and blueberry, ohh :)

  13. Much as I loved Chicago the one time I was there, I wish you had moved to the Pacific Northwest so we could hang out, bake and eat together! My husband grew up eating Blueberry Buckle and loves blueberries, so when I saw this I thought, "Bingo!" Love your creations and reading your blog in general!

    1. Hi Michelle!

      I bet he'd love these cookies!

      I wish I had move to the Pacific Nortwest, too! That's an area I've never been to before. Maybe someday we'll meet!

  14. These look so delicious! I've never had blueberry buckle before.

  15. These look SO tasty! I'm a blueberry addict and can't wait until they appear at the farmer's market down here..