Chewy Blueberry Gingerbread

Chewy Blueberry Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes (+ 1 hour chilling time)
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Portions: 20

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened dried blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 
  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1⁄2 cup molasses 

Blueberry Frosting

  • 2 pasteurized egg whites
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3⁄4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup puréed fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened dried blueberries

Instructions

Chewy Blueberry Gingerbread Cookies

  1. Whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cloves; set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; beat in the egg. Beat in molasses until smooth.  
  2. Beat in flour mixture on low speed just until mixed; mix in dried blueberries. Divide dough in half and wrap each piece in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough, one portion at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness.
  4. Using floured 3-inch cookie cutters, cut out cookies, rerolling scraps to make 20 cookies. Using a spatula, transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake in batches, rotating pans halfway through, for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly golden around edges. Let cool slightly on a baking sheet; transfer to rack and let cool completely.

Blueberry Frosting

  1. Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until light and foamy. Increase speed to high; beat until soft peaks start to form. 
  2. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in icing sugar.  
  3. Increase speed to high; beat in puréed fresh blueberries and vanilla until smooth and spreadable (thicken with more icing sugar or thin with water if needed). Cover with plastic wrap until ready to use. Spread or pipe icing onto cookies; decorate with dried blueberries. 

DRIED

Variations

  • For holiday cookies, roll out the dough and cut out using a snowflake cookie cutter. 

About This Recipe

These soft, chewy Blueberry Gingerbread cookies are fun to make, fun to decorate and the most fun to eat. The cookies themselves are packed with zesty flavor from ingredients like dried blueberries, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, and the icing adds a sweet, extra-festive boost of blue. Add even more flair by using your favorite holiday cookie cutters, and decorate with – what else – dried blueberries for that finishing touch.

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Frosted Blueberry Snack Mix

Frosted Blueberry Snack Mix

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Portions: 36

About This Recipe

Blueberry Frosted Snack Mix is a fruity twist on a beloved favorite – quick to make, quick to disappear. Just toss dried blueberries, pretzels, peanuts and mixed cereal with melted white chocolate, then spread out on tray and dust with icing sugar. Once it hardens, you have a tasty treat to stash for snacking – or you can package in festive cellophane bags to share as an edible gift. (Or do both, and everyone wins!)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups wheat cereal squares
  • 2 cups Cheerio's cereal
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried blueberries
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar

 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together pretzels, wheat cereal squares, cereal O’s, dried blueberries, and peanuts. Drizzle with chocolate; toss until well coated. Spread mixture in a single layer on parchment paper–lined pan. Dust with icing sugar.
  2. Let stand until chocolate is set and hardened. Break into clusters to serve or pack in holiday gift bags. 

Variations

  • Substitute popcorn for cereal if desired.
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Blueberry Candy Corn Treats

Blueberry Candy Corn Treats

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Portions: 16

No tricks here, just Blueberry Candy Corn Treats! These crispy rice treats are studded with dried blueberries and cut into classic candy corn shapes. Blueberry simple syrup naturally colors (and flavors) five shades of blueberry icing to create a unique candy corn look. These treats are a perfect way to add a boost of blue to your spooky Halloween spread!

Ingredients

Blueberry Crispy Treats

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 ½ cups dried blueberries
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal

Blueberry Syrup for Icing

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup water

Blueberry Icing & Assembly

  • 3 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup + 1 teaspoon milk, divided

Instructions

Blueberry Crispy Treats

  1. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add butter, marshmallows, and dried blueberries to a large pot or Dutch oven. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring continuously until marshmallows and butter are melted.
  3. Turn off heat and add crispy rice cereal and stir until evenly coated. Turn out mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. Place another piece of parchment paper over top of mixture and press out evenly into the pan. Place in refrigerator to cool, about 10 minutes. Once cool, cut crispy treats into triangles and use your fingers to round out the corners and set aside on a wire rack. You can also use a candy corn-shaped cookie cutter to cut out crispy rice treats.

Blueberry Syrup for Icing

  1. Place blueberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan and smash with a potato masher. Heat on medium-high heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture with a fine mesh strainer and reserve syrup to make the blueberry icing. Discard skins.

Blueberry Icing & Assembly

  1. Lightest shade (candy corn tops): Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons prepared blueberry syrup, and 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Lighter shade (candy corn base): Mix ½ cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons prepared blueberry syrup, 3 teaspoons milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Light shade (candy corn base): Mix ½ cup powdered sugar, 3 teaspoons prepared blueberry syrup, 2 teaspoons milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Darker shade (candy corn base): Mix ½ cup powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons of prepared blueberry syrup, 1 teaspoon milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Darkest shade (candy corn base): Mix ½ cup powdered sugar, 5 teaspoons of prepared blueberry syrup in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Dip or spoon the tops of each candy corn crispy treat in the lightest shade of the blueberry mixture and allow to dry on a wire rack.
  7. Dip or spoon the bases of four treats each into each shade of icing. Allow to dry on a wire rack and drizzle with extra icing for decoration, if desired.
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Ginger ‘n’ Spice Bubbling Blueberry Pie

Ginger ‘n’ Spice Bubbling Blueberry Pie

Let’s be honest, the best conversation happens around pie. Especially blueberry pie. Head over to our website to find the perfect pie for your feast (and many other sweet and savory ways to add a boost of blue to your holiday plans)!   

Servings: 8 Prep

Time: 1 hr 15

Cook Time: 1 hr 8

INGREDIENTS

Crust

• 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour

• 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

• 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed (1⁄4 inch thick cubes)

• 1⁄2 cup chilled all-vegetable shortening Filling

• 4 1⁄2 cups fresh blueberries (room temperature)

• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

• 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar

• 1⁄4 cup instant or quickcooking tapioca-ground *

• 2 tablespoons finely minced crystallized ginger

• 3 1⁄2 tablespoons ice water

• 1⁄2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

• 1 egg white, whisked to foamy (divided use)

• 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1⁄8 scant teaspoon ground allspice

• 2 tablespoons melted butter

• 3 tablespoons orange marmalade

• 1⁄2 tablespoon raw turbinado cane sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Crust

Combine lemon juice and ice water and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk flour and salt. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until coarse meal forms. Sprinkle half the water/ lemon mix over flour mixture; toss with a fork. Add remaining half, tossing until dough begins to form a ball. Divide dough in half, flatten it into 1/2-inch-thick discs. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes. Filling In a large bowl toss blueberries with lemon juice. In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir sugar, tapioca, ginger, cinnamon and allspice together until combined. Gently fold into blueberries until well coated. Melt butter, stir in marmalade then fold into blueberry mixture. Let set.

Pie Assembly

Heat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll one chilled dough disc into a 13-inch circle. Fit dough in a 9-inch pie plate. Trim overhang to 3/4-inch of edge. Brush egg white over bottom and sides of dough. Reserve remaining egg white. Set the lined plate in freezer. Roll second chilled disc on a lightly floured surface into a 13-inch circle then cut into 1-inch-wide strips with a pastry wheel. Retrieve pie plate and pour in filling, mounding slightly toward center. Weave strips of dough over filling to form a lattice top. Seal, trim and crimp edge. Brush reserved egg white over dough. Sprinkle evenly with sugar. Set pie on lined sheet. Bake 18 minutes at 425°F. Reduce heat to 375°F. Bake 50 minutes or until pie is bubbling. Cool on a wire rack. Top with vanilla ice cream. Notes * You can fine grind the tapioca in a coffee grinder. G

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