The end of summer inches closer day by day. Although I am ready for cooler days, I will not miss the beautiful bounty that summer brings. So as of late, when I bake, I find myself leaning towards the best fruits of summer. You cannot argue with the proposition that lemon and blueberry are some of the best summer fruits.
Although I am not the biggest fan of fresh blueberries—it’s a texture thing–I love the way they taste baked into something. Lemon is the perfect counterpart to balance the sweet fruit. The southerner in me always leans towards making a pie or cake, but when I make something so large, my husband has trouble eating all of it. A simple solution is to make something smaller: cookies. To meet in the middle, I created cookies that taste like pie using all of the best ingredients of summer.
A few tips for making better cookies:
- Be careful not to overwork your dough, if you do your cookies will become tough.
- To prevent overworking the dough, mix together your ingredients until they are just together.
- Never kneed your dough.
- To prevent cookie spread, chill your dough before baking. This allows the butter to harden back up.
- Parchment paper is the perfect way to prevent your cookies from sticking to the pan.