Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe – Blogging is Not Like Riding a Bicycle (But Baking Is!)

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Whoever said “blogging is like riding a bicycle!” was totally wrong.

Wait, I don’t think anyone ever said that.

But if they did — if they said “blogging is like riding a bicycle”; if they ever insinuated that one could take an unintended hiatus from blogging and then return three, six, twelve months later and just start writing deep, thoughtful and thought-provoking prose; if they implied one could remember five months prior what the hell was unfolding at slow-motion warp speed around one’s ruination of a life and in one’s heart-destroyed mind when one actually baked these cookies — IF THEY DID SAY THAT.

They were fucking wrong.

I think I really did forget how to write a good story, integrate a life theme, format a recipe and retouch a photo. Fark. Did I just blog that out loud? Now you know that we do, indeed, retouch photos here at The Delicious Life and that these Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies aren’t as porcelain-skinned, anorexic-thinned, toned and tanned as they appear.

Now you know. Recipe below.

(At least I didn’t forget how to rhyme.)

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

I would love to say that this recipe is special and unique and oh so creatively created by moi based on the original Quaker Oats recipe on the canister, but it’s not. It is the exact same recipe, with a simple substitution of (slightly more) dried blueberries for the raisins.

  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt (optional)
  • 3 c. oats
  • 1½ c. dried blueberries

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and dried blueberries.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.

I never wait for cookies to cool.

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipes from Around the Web:

If you’ve made some version of Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies, please share the link in the comments and I’ll add it here.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 heather May 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Amen! Blogging after being gone for a while is certainly a “duh” moment for me. Much blank staring at the screen.




2 EAT! May 23, 2009 at 5:32 am

I would love these way more than the original recipe with the raisins. I like raisins but do not love them. They really don’t do anything for me. With the blueberries in the cookies, I consider them breakfast.


3 dawn May 23, 2009 at 9:20 am

how clever is that! I mean I like blueberries way better than raisins. Smart cookie, smart baker.


4 Sarah J. Gim May 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Heather: and I’ve been gone a while so it’s going to take a *lot* of staring for me…

Eat! Yes! We ate them for breakfast ~ I mean, they’re probably better than blueberry muffins!

dawn: I’m beginning to wonder if anyone other than kndergarteners like raisins. And hell, I didn’t like raisins when I was in kindergarten either…


5 Dragon May 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

These cookies are look so amazing. I can’t wait to try them.


6 alecho May 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm

woah! that looks good! man, your blog is full of yummy images. I like to cook, and this blog have to be a common hang out for me ;) keep up the good work! blueberry is a smart idea! :)


7 Sarah J. Gim May 24, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Dragon: when you do, let me know how they turn out for you (or I’m sure I’ll see them on TasteSpotting ;) )

alecho: thanks!


8 Kevin May 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Blueberry oatmeal cookies sound so good!


9 flash July 7, 2009 at 9:04 am



10 MJ July 13, 2009 at 7:12 am

I am an oatmeal cookie enthusiast and the reason so many people turn to the back of the Quaker box is that it is a good, dependable recipe. Love the idea of dried blueberries. I’ve done raisins, craisins, dried cherries, and chopped dried apricots but not blueberries – yet.


11 Sundry November 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Thanks for the recipe and the fun of reading your writing. I need to use up some dried blueberries, so I came to the Internets and they did not let me down. I have the Quaker recipe in hand, and was glad to see your recommendation of using more blueberries.


12 Sarah J. Gim November 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm

MJ: it is time to try blueberries! and i have been thinking about dried cherries for some time now, so this might be the season.

sunday: of course, blueberries are so good on their own, can eat them like candy.


13 Jen March 30, 2010 at 10:36 am

I just baked these. Delicious!!! I also added the zest of one lemon, which made these just heavenly! The lemon gave them a very bright flavor. Perfect for a picnic at the park! Thanks!


14 Jennifer May 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

These are AWESOME!!! I’ve made a couple of times for my family and friends and they disappear. This is a great base recipe. Going to try adding orange and ginger next time!


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