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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chewy Blueberry Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Chewy Blueberry Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars
 This week I needed to bake some cookies for my daughter's school bake sale, which worked out perfectly for me. Creating two new recipes a week is fun, and I like it, but the treats are starting to pile up. I still have half a pie on the counter from last week, and my pants are tight!
This was the first time I have tried dried blueberries, and I must say I love them in these cookies. They are chewy, and really pack a lot of flavor.  My kids (the ultimate judges) both loved these, and I'm sure the cookie bars that are left in the house won't last long.  I like to make cookie bars more than cookies for one reason only: I'm lazy!  I can make six dozen cookie bars all at once, and to make that many cookies would take over an hour just to bake. 

Chewy Blueberry Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups dried sweetened blueberries
100g good quality white chocolate (coarsely chopped)
100g good quality milk chocolate (coarsely chopped)

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cream butter and both types of sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla mix well.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Mix well and gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
Combine oats, blueberries and both kinds of chocolate. Stir into the cookie dough.
Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray.  Distribute the cookie dough evenly on the cookie sheet and pat down.  Bake 20-25 min, until lightly golden.  Cut into 72 bars.  If you prefer to make cookies, as opposed to bars, drop on sheets by teaspoons and flatten slightly. Makes 6 dozen cookies. 
Make these cookie bars, I promise you will love them, so much so that you really do need to share.


  1. Made these tonight, husband approved and kid approved - WOW! We used white chocolate chipits and milk chocolat chipits, and we also used 1/2 dried blueberry and 1/2 dried cranberries as a tiny bag of dried blueberries was $7! Just couldn't justify getting two bags... great recipe. Will make it again. And we are freezing half - which I think will work out well.

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  3. oops, I deleted my comment...
    Here goes again
    Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you liked the recipe. Too bad about the price of the blueberries. I bought them at Sobey's and they were $5-6/bag (I think) and I only needed one bag, so if anyone is planning on making this recipe maybe compare prices and size of bag first.
    I didn't freeze any, but I'm sure they will freeze well. I bet they were yummy with the cranberries, I'll have to try that myself!


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