I love blackberries. I grew up picking them every summer with Grandma, Mom, my aunt on occasion, and my cousin.
I now grow tame vines in my yard and put them in our freezer.
We usually made cobblers with them and jams and jellies.
I do crafts every Wednesday at the Senior Center where I volunteer. Along with a craft I take a blackberry dessert.
I usually take blackberry muffins, blackberry crumbles or blackberry breakfast bars. On special occasions, I will take my Fancy Blackberry Cobbler.
Tomorrow I am leading the Crazy Crafters in making cookie jars.
Our Director said they would make cookies to put in the jars. They are making No Bake Cookies, using the recipe in my book. Yum Yum!
Instead of making a crumble, breakfast bar or muffin to take tomorrow, I decided to make some blackberry cookies.
I had never made blackberry cookies before, so I didn't know how they were going to turn out, so in case they were a flop, I made them tonight.
I found a recipe online and made a few changes to it.
Here is a pic of my ugly cookies.
Here are the ingredients and directions:
1 cup of room temperature butter
1 cup of packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
2 t vanilla
1 1/4 cups of self-rising flour + 2 T
3 cups quick oats
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups blackberries (Cut up large ones)
Cream the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Stir in 1 1/4 cups of self-rising flour.
Stir in the oats and white chocolate chips.
Coat the berries with the 2 T of flour.
Gently fold the blackberries into the cookie dough.
Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and place on a greased cookie sheet. (I used an un-greased cookie stone)
Bake for approximately 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
TIP: the dough is thick and a little hard to work with. Use a large mixing bowl, so mixing the ingredients is easier to do.
From the looks of the dough, I really thought these cookies were going to be a flop. And after cooking, they weren't very pretty to look at either.
But they taste delicious!
I hope they like them at the center. And if you make them, I hope you like them, too.