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Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 3, 2013

Currently sitting on a train from Montreal to Toronto. I used to take this train all the time when I was in school in Montreal but haven’t taken it in quite some time. I also used to love it. It was 6 hours of either non-stop school-work or non-stop TV marathons depending on my mood and level of motivation. Optimally I would be watching Kardashians or Homeland right now but I forgot my headphones and I don’t think anyone cares to hear Kim K yapping in their ear. Since the alternative is school-work (which clearly I do not have) I figured I’d blog away instead.
Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ll be honest I’m feeling a bit down right now. Goodbyes SUCK. I mean I am used to them but they still put me in the dumps for a few days i.e. currently eating a snickers bar and quivering at the thunderstorm happening out the window. But, instead of wallowing in my sorrow as I typically would I thought I would take a little advice from my friend Amanda and choose happiness. How do I plan on doing this you ask? Well I am going to write a list of all of things I am grateful for. At this point if you don’t care you should probably scroll down to the bottom of this post for the best cookie recipe I have ever made-and yes, I stand by that statement completely.
Blueberry White Chocolate Chip CookiesI am grateful for:
 
1. My family. We are one crazy and dysfunctional bunch but I wouldn’t trade you in for the world!
2. My boyfriend. How did I get so lucky?
3. My health. I’ve seen far too many times how quickly your health can be taken away. I am grateful for my ability to move and be a contributing member of society.
4. Finding my passion. I love to bake. I am thankful to truly love doing something and to have a means to relieve all of my stupid built up stress!
5. My job. It certainly is not my passion, but I appreciate being employed and working in a field where I know I am making a difference.
6. YOU. Seriously to every single one of you who comments or reads, makes a recipe or has given me any feedback on the blog, I cannot express my gratitude. Also you read my list which gives you 10+points!
7. These cookies. They are glutenous and sugar-filled and loaded up on butter. Wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
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Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

PREP TIME 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Cream together butter and sugars.
  3. 3. Add in egg and vanilla.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. 5. In batches add the dry mix to the wet mix.
  6. 6. Once fully combined stir in dried blueberries and white chocolate chips.
  7. 7. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  8. 8. Roll out dough into balls and flatten lightly.
  9. 9. Bake for 12 mins or until edges are browning.
  10. 10. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 5 mins.
  11. 11. Remove from tray and let cool completely on a wire rack.

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So tell me, what are you grateful for?

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  • Reply
    veganmiam.com
    September 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Did you read Kindle on the train rides? Train rides are pretty fun, they don’t shake as much as cars. And I hate goodbyes, too, it hurts so much. I hope you are feeling better today. Thank you for sharing your list of “I am grateful for”; I am grateful for my boyfirend, too.

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    veganmiam.com
    September 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    *boyfriend, haha, I have a thing for misspellings!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      I always come across spelling errors when I read over my posts AFTER publishing! So annoying!

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    Kathy @ Vodka and Soda
    September 3, 2013 at 10:55 am

    YUM!!!!!

    whenever i’m on long rides, i usually sleep or watch movies/shows on my tablet. i can’t read though, otherwise i get sick 🙁

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Wish I’d had my headphones! But I’m thinking this post came out okay since it was my only other alternative activity!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    September 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Oh lady, I’m feeling you on the goodbyes. I’m currently doing the long distance thing myself, and it’s definitely not my first choice when it comes to relationships… But I’m loving the switch in focus 🙂

    Right now I’m grateful for: being able to enjoy a peaceful morning, feeling rested after the long weekend, studying something I love, my health, and the amazing connections that I’ve made through blogging ^^

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Agreed on connections made through blogging! Especially those bloggers who inspire me 😉

  • Reply
    Madison
    September 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I understand the goodbye blues. It is definitely hard! Hang in there and know that it will all work out. You are so strong and will be even stronger after this!

    I am grateful for my family, friends, husband, health, my dog Rocco and that my body keeps on keeping on after all the stress I have put it under.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks lady! You support is much appreciate 🙂

      Ditto to my body that keeps trudging along despite the craziness I put it through!

    • Reply
      Madison
      September 4, 2013 at 1:11 am

      Davida, Thank you so much for the twitter shout-out! That means SO much to me! I am thinking about getting twitter…do you recommend it? Since my blog is new I love recommendations on how to get more readers. Can I email you some questions? Thanks again!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      🙂

  • Reply
    Joanne
    September 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I always find it hard to say goodbye to the people who are closest to me and it leaves me in a funk for days. Good for you for focusing on the positive instead! And these cookies – definitely positive!

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    Run like a G!
    September 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I love making “grateful” lists. It makes you appreciate the beauty around you in a second!!!
    Hope your blues won’t get you down too long!!!!
    Wishing you sunshine!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks so much Heather! Your sunshine is much appreciated. The blues have definitely started to turn around 😉

  • Reply
    Suzanne Poldon
    September 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I am so grateful for my family and my health; I’m not sure what I would be without those two things!

  • Reply
    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance
    September 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Goodbyes are awful! My husband has been working abroad for 9 months now so I kind of know how you feel. Even though I still get to see him, that first day after he leaves is always so lonely. I love your approach to dealing with it though! It’s such a great reminder that there are so many good things in life and the hard stuff is just temporary.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Wow that’s a long time! after two years of long distance I think we can handle 5 months. I’ll just bake a lot of cookies LOL! But you’re so right, in the grand scheme of things all of this is just temporary!

  • Reply
    kellyrunsforfood.com
    September 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I love your list! I’m grateful for my job, family, husband, and my pets. Those cookies also look really good!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    September 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I hate goodbyes too 🙁 But it’s nice when you at least know when you can be together again. Love your list, and LOVE these cookies!!!

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    Julie @ A Warrior and A Nurse (WarriorNurse.com)
    September 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    …and, this post is yet another reason I’m really starting to love your blog!

    My hubby and I have really tried to reflect, at least daily, on some of the things we have and are grateful for, as well. Crazy things happen, and we know that one simple accident could take it all away. (car accident, etc). So, we always constantly remind each other to be thankful.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks so much!!! Life is so unpredictable. It’s important to try to live in the moment and appreciate what we have. You and your husband sound like a beautiful couple! Thanks so much for stopping by. Looking forward to checking out your blog 🙂

  • Reply
    Alex@Veggin Out
    September 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Awe goodbyes are the worst. 🙁 But great job keeping your head held high and looking at all that you have to be grateful for – that is quite the fantastic list!! And those cookies!!! Ever since you mentioned them on IG, I’ve been dying for the recipe! And it’s my hands at last muahahaha 😛
    I’m soooo thankful for my family as well. I don’t know what I would do without them!!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    September 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I hate goodbyes, too, but I love what you chose to do instead of wallowing! We all have SO many things to be grateful for, and it’s proven that reflecting on those things really does improve your mood and make you happier. Here’s to hoping for lots of “hellos” coming up soon for you, love.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Yay for hellos! I know one awesome hello that’s happening in October wahoooo! Feeling better today, thanks hun!

  • Reply
    gottaeatgreen.com
    September 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I take that train all the time! My family lives in Cornwall so I used to take it from Kingston when I went to Queen’s and now I take it from Toronto. It is the WORST when you forget your earphones! Those cookies look so tasty.. and can easily be made vegan! 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Ah no way!!! It can either fly by or take forever! One time it was delayed and I was on it for 10 hours…no fun. Yesterday’s train flew by though!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      and easily made vegan 😉

  • Reply
    Danielle @Labelsarefortincans
    September 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Goodbyes can definitely be hard! And I’m not sure if being on a train ride makes it any easier… Lots of time to think! But sounds like these cookies will make you feel better 🙂

    I’ve decided to challenge myself to take a picture of one thing I’m grateful for every day! I love what a change in attitude it can make – being grateful for things.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      I love the idea of taking a picture each day! Do you have Instagram? If you do, you should upload them onto IG, I would love to see them!

  • Reply
    kumars kitchen
    September 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Davida,you are so true..GOODBYE REALLY SUCKS!!!and every time we go through such situations we deliberately want to skip it…but on a lighter note these rich,chocolaty cookies can make us feel better…they look amazing and gorgeous photography…thanks for your kindness in counting us all in that beautiful list…CHEER UP AND HAVE A LOVELY DAY!!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Day’s already looking up! Thanks for the compliment on my photography. I’m so self-conscious about it so I appreciate it more than you know! Chocolate always makes me feel better too 😉

  • Reply
    mrsmurphyslawoffitness.com
    September 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Goodbye’s are seriously the worst. I had a long distance relationship for 2 1/2 years and it was the worst, but the best thing to do is focus on the positives! I am grateful for my health and family!

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    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake
    September 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, these cookies. Yum!
    I’m thankful for my family, God’s grace and mercy, and my motivation to workout!

  • Reply
    Kim @ BusyBod
    September 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    So sorry for your sad goodbye 🙁 but love your list of things to be thankful for. Such a good reminder. The cookies look insanely delicious as always!

  • Reply
    Kierston @candyfit
    September 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I think you should come over and bake these for me 🙂

  • Reply
    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    September 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Those cookies look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe- YUM :).

    I loved Amanda’s post! I’m grateful for my wonderful boyfriend, my health, and each and every day that I get to spend on this Earth! Have a great one <3

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Good for you, I’m all about creating gratitude lists to make me feel better! I love that you included these cookies on the list 🙂 They sound so interesting – I’m not sure that I’ve ever had dried blueberries in cookies before!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      I should create gratitude lists more often! I LOVE dried blueberries. They taste awesome in anything but especially in these cookies 😉

  • Reply
    Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
    September 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I’m sorry you’re saying good bye… That’s always the worst, as you said.
    But, on the flip side, your list of things your grateful for make up for any sort of dismal feelings. I must agree with you on all accounts – especially health. I NEVER appreciate the fact that I am healthy, I just take it for granted. I’m actually having a revelation as I type, ha! 🙂 These cookies look stellar.. If I knew how to follow directions/bake I might attempt them. Alas, I cannot, and will therefore just sit and dwell on the fact that I don’t have them. Bummer. 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      I’ve totally taken my health for granted in the past but unfortunately seeing other people stricken with illness and being injured earlier this year (grrrr) has put a lot into perspective! Still drooling over your Charleston pictures btw!!! I’m also grateful for awesome food!

  • Reply
    abby
    September 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I am the same way with saying goodbye’s. I’m not good when it comes to saying goodbye to be honest. However, it’s great that you put a list together of what you are grateful for and that is very important.I too should make a list for myself and just be able to appreciate everything that I have.

    The cookies look so delicious! I should def try this out

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      I know, I definitely need to make a list like this more often. Helped a lot in getting over goodbye depression!

  • Reply
    Kim
    September 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Those cookies look delicious – maybe I will surprise my boys and actually bake this week!!!

    Goodbyes are hard – hope you are feeling better soon!

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    softserveandsquats.com
    September 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    This is seriously an amazing recipe… blueberry + white chocolate = brilliant!
    Goodbyes are so tough, but it’s inspiring that you are being so positive about it! 🙂

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    Angie @ A Mother's Pace
    September 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    These cookies look delicious!

    I love how you put a positive spin on being down by showing all that you are grateful for. You have a great list too, so many things to be thankful for.

    I’m most grateful for my family. I feel so lucky to get to share my days and nights with these amazing people.

  • Reply
    Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    September 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thinking of all the things to be grateful for is the best recipe for happiness. Speaking of recipes, these cookies look phenomenal. I would have never thought to combine blue berries and white chocolate chips. Yum!!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

      I love that reflecting on the things you are grateful is totally the recipe for happiness! That should be a hallmark card…

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    September 3, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Such a great list you’ve compiled there- so often we take things for granted without taking time to smell the roses.

    Something I’m grateful for- your pancake recipe- I’m leaving bananas out in the (limited) sun purely to brown quicker 😛

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 4, 2013 at 12:58 am

      LOL I am beyond grateful for that recipe too. I save them for bad days cause they always make the day better!

  • Reply
    Karey @ Nutty About Health
    September 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I love Homeland too! I’m so sorry you’re feeling a bit down… good for you on choosing happiness… and making these delicious looking cookies. 🙂

  • Reply
    workoutjunkies
    September 4, 2013 at 2:01 am

    My family is probably number 1 on my list too!

  • Reply
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    September 4, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Sending you ~e-hugs~. Goodbyes are never easy, no matter how much we try! I hope you eat some of these cookies to make you feel better, they look like they sure could be a good friend. 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks love!!! The cookies helped a lot…as did the snickers bar on the train 😉

  • Reply
    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    September 4, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I’m so sorry you were feeling down :(. As cheesy as it sounds, gratitude lists DO work (for me, at least!). I’m glad you took the time to do that! My husband, my family, and my health are also at the top of my list! And the cookies look ahhhmazing!

  • Reply
    Robyn Coale
    September 4, 2013 at 2:53 am

    These look like perfect cookie to have with some afternoon iced tea!
    I’m so grateful for this day! I was reading something [forgot what now] the other day that said “We come with nothing, therefore everything we have is a gift to be grateful for.”

    I loved that.
    Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      these would be perfect with iced tea!!! Hot tea here since fall is in full swing but tea nonetheless 🙂 That’s another thing I am grateful for…Tea!!!

  • Reply
    Beth Sheridan
    September 4, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Oh I love this…I am so grateful for my family. They mean the world to me!!

  • Reply
    Love What You Do
    September 4, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Mmmm! I love blueberries! What a great idea to use them in cookies with white chocolate! I’d add a few walnuts too! Like I said…mmmm!!!!

  • Reply
    jessie
    September 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

    If I were to be sitting next to you, I’d totally would’ve watched Kardashians with you!!

  • Reply
    Sky-Ann @ The Little Button
    September 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I am so grateful for my little family, health and friends. I could go on there is just so many thing to be thankful for. I try to say see you later instead of goodbye..as goodbyes seem so sad. I think when I get baking again I will have to try those cookies. They look delicious.

  • Reply
    Dixya
    September 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    saying good bye is very hard 🙁 esp if you have parents who live on the other side of the world.. on a different note – I absolutely agree with all the things you are grateful for. I sometimes get frustrated and dont like my current job but hey at least I am employed, healthy, have good people around me.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      That must be so difficult! I can’t imagine being that far away from my family. You are so strong!

  • Reply
    Tina @ Tinas Chic Corner
    September 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I love blueberries and white chips together! These cookies look so soft and delicious. 🙂

  • Reply
    nutritiouslysweet.com
    September 6, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Yess! I want these cookies now 🙁 I think blueberry and white chocolate sounds like a kickbutt combo!

  • Reply
    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    September 7, 2013 at 4:05 am

    What a wonderful list! Which reminds me…I still need to read that post of Amanda’s! I’m definitely grateful for my family, my friends, and my health, AND for seeing this post because those cookies are CALLING my name…especially since I just went on and on and ON about those berry and white chocolate filled bars of deliciousness from my vacation! Looks like I need to get to the store for some dried blueberries! 😀

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 9, 2013 at 2:37 am

      Do it!!!! I’ve found dried blueberries for a decent price at Costco if you have one near you. Grateful for you!!! Seriously though, I LOVE your blog (I sound like a creepy stalker) and get so much inspiration for your recipes. You are the pancake queen and pancakes mayyyy be my favorite food…if not food group (I’ve decided they deserve their own food group!). Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    Katelyn Thompson
    September 10, 2013 at 1:35 am

    These look delicious. Your blog is very inspiring. I’ve nominated you for the Leibster Award! Keep up the great work! https://kateythompson79.wordpress.com

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      September 10, 2013 at 2:31 am

      Thanks so much Katelyn! So thoughtful. And thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to exploring your blog and learning more about you 🙂

  • Reply
    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    September 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I love that you wrote down things that you’re grateful for when you were feeling down. What a great way to make you feel better. Everyone should take a leaf out of your book.

    And those cookies look delish!

  • Reply
    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    September 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I am grateful for glutinous cookies packed with butter. Oh and recipes with real ingredients. These look and sound delicious and I just so happen to have a ton of dried blueberries. Guess I’m off to fund white chocolate chips today. Rough life, I have.

    I’m a big Amanda fan, and I’m also a believe in Grateful Lists. You two ladies just inspired me to write another one today. Cookies will be at the top of that list. Thanks.

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