Bleeding love

Cookie Carnival :: May

Bleeding Love

Okay, so after much procrastination; it boiled down to the point of having to bake the cookies because the blueberries that I had purchased were on the brink of spoiling if I had left it any longer in the refrigerator. Arghs.. but don't worry, this precious little recipe came out to be SOO worth it after the whole internal conflict situation I encountered along the way.

introducing this month's cookie carnival recipe from Emeril as chosen by our Kate from the cleanplate club. A simple recipe that calls for minimal ingredients yet yield such a delectable goodie all a very short span of time. We're talking about express cookies on the go over here! *yum*. couples with a few special ingredients, for example, blueberry in a cookie? boy.. now that's unconventional... and others such as almond essence and lemon rind. It all heightens the flavor of this cookies. Best still, its fat and chewy in the centre! just how i like my cookies done!

the added beauty of it all occurs when the ripe blueberries burst in all its glory within or on the surfaces of the cookie leaving a trail of gorgeous dark purple juices on the white surfaces of the cookies.

Kinda reminds me of the tune 'bleeding love' by Leona Lewis. A bleeding heart anybody?

So for anyone keen on using the freshest blueberries in the market season without having to do the classics like blueberry muffins and blueberry pies. Please do consider these lovely biscuits. I'm sure u'll enjoy these just as much.

* One-half cup shortening
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* One-fourth cup milk
* One-half teaspoon almond extract
* One and one-half teaspoons grated lemon zest
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* One-half teaspoon salt
* 1 cup blueberries, rinsed and picked over


1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, egg, milk, almond extract and lemon zest, mixing well after the addition of each ingredient. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in the blueberries and mix until well blended.
2. Cover and chill for 4 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls, one and one-half inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing them with a spatula.
Makes about 4 dozen.


Anonymous said...

These look great, I bet they'd be good with dried blueberries too. By the way, I tagged you for a meme. Look at my blog to see it. Have fun.

Megan said...

I was plaesantly surprised at how much I actually liked these. I didnt think I would.

Megan said...

I was plaesantly surprised at how much I actually liked these. I didnt think I would.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm with Megan, I wasn't expecting them to be so delicious!

Hygeian Stew said...

The cookies look delicious in your picture. Mine didn't look so good, but they were tasty!