Gluten-Free Blueberry and Cream Cookies – Milk Bar Mondays!

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One of the many things I love about our Milk Bar Mondays swap is that it helps me branch out with the kinds of baked goods I make. This cookie is a perfect example – I wasn’t totally wowed by them, but I gave a bunch away for my New Years presents (I’ve decided that I’m giving cookies away in January instead of for Christmas, and it’s my new favorite tradition), and tossed some at my roommate.

They got rave reviews.

These still aren’t my favorite Milk Bar cookies… I still stick to my Compost and Confetti cookies loves. But they are incredibly sweet and chewy, with a crunchy edge. Delectably buttery. And when you make them in my size (versus the behemoths that the original batch makes), you get dozens of treats for sharing.

I know my recipe is missing something because my crunch didn’t work out – how do you make Milk Crumb without milk?!?! I’d experimented with powdered non-dairy coffee creamer and the result was a tasty sort of brittle – not a crumb. But the cookies are still darned good without it. So much so that my roommate proclaimed them victorious over the little peanut butter kiss cookies she’s requested for years now.

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Blueberry and Cream Cookies

225 g / 16 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
150g / 3/4 cup white sugar
150g / 2/3 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
100g / 1/4 cup glucose (or 2 Tbsp corn syrup)

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2 eggs

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320 g / 2 cups gluten-free cookie flour*
2 g / 1/2 tsp baking powder
1.5g / 1/4 tsp baking soda
6g / 1.5 tsp kosher salt

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130g / 3/4 cup dried blueberries

Combine butter, sugars and glucose / corn syrup in a bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment and beat on medium-high for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, scrape down the sides of the bowl and paddle on high for 7-8 minutes, until the mixture is extremely fluffy like gorgeous frosting.

Reduce the mixer to low and add all the dry ingredients until just incorporated.

Fold in blueberries.

With a tablespoon, scoop onto parchment or Silpat lined pans about 1 inch apart. Wrap in plastic wrap an refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 1 day.

When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°. Place cookies on lined sheets 3 inches apart and pat domes a bit flat. Bake for 18 minutes or until cookies had spread and browned at edges. Cool on mats until firm, then move to cooling racks to cool completely.

*My cookie flour ratio is about 3 parts flour (millet, brown rice, white rice etc.) to 2 parts starch. So for this if you’re blending your own estimate around 1 1/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup starch. Check out my gluten-free flour page for more info.

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4 Comments

  1. audrafullerton says:

    These look wonderful! You are so great at making these recipes work for your restrictions! Very impressive :)

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  3. I agree – not my favorite, but pretty darn tasty. I bet they are still fab without the crumb too! I always make her ginormous cookies but I should probably scale them back next time I make a batch. Eating one is actually like eating 3..oops…

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