I’m definitely of the opinion that food is love. One of my favourite ways to show someone that I love them or that I care about them is to bake or cook up something that I know they’ll adore. So, with that in mind, these are my Father’s Day cookies.
Literally, every time my dad and I discuss baking, cookies, sweets, desserts, or anything along those lines, he mentions these cookies. Every.single.time. I made them for the first time maybe 4 years ago, and they’ve since become my favourite thing to give him on Fathers Day. He loves them, and it makes me happy to see him enjoy something that I’ve created.
I think I’ve always shown people that I love them through food. I make Eric dinner almost every night, and breakfast almost every morning. I love it when my bestie comes over for dinner, and I consider it my job to bring dessert to pretty much every gathering/celebration I go to.
Obviously, I don’t think that food is the only way to show affection and I don’t recommend turning to ice cream to reflect every mood you have…but sometimes, the you just want to give someone a cookie so that they know you care.
I can see why my dad is obsessed with these cookies. They’re soft and cakey in the middle with a bit of chewiness around the edges. One bite you get an explosion of blueberry flavour, and the other, you get a more subtle bit of white chocolate. I don’t even care if white chocolate isn’t real chocolate – it is amazing.
So on Sunday I put a big container of these in my dad’s hands, and needless to say…he was very, very happy. If you gift these to someone, they’ll be just as excited, promise ;-)
White Chocolate and Blueberry Cookies
Adapted from Fruit! By Kathryn Hawkins. Makes approximately 24 cookies.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)
- 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray.
- Add butter and sugar to large mixing bowl. Beat with electric beaters on medium setting until light and creamy. Beat in egg yolk until combined.
- Add flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat until mixed. Add vanilla and almond milk and beat until combined – the dough will be fairly thick.
- Fold in white chocolate chips and blueberries.
- Using about two tablespoons of dough, roll into balls and place on baking sheets. Press down gently to flatten the tops of the cookies.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for about 10 minutes, then transfer to baking rack.
I hope you love em!
<— Do you associate certain dishes with certain people?
<— Do you like to cook or bake for others?
<— Would you rather give someone a meal or a dessert?