Blueberry Picking in TX and Blueberry Cookies!

This weekend was such a blast! Us city girls decided to take a trip into the country and pick some blueberries! I found the cutest place in the little town of Edom, TX called Blueberry Hill Farms.

When we arrived, it smelled so good inside the bakery that we just had to start our day with a blueberry muffin and some blueberry lemonade! yumm!

Then it was off to picking! We were on the hunt for the perfect blueberry! Big, Blue, and Awesome!

I had the perfect hat for blueberry picking! I totally dressed the part. haha Melissa thought I looked like an Asian tourist though. tehehe

Brandie and I just pickin’ some blueberries.

We started thinking it was time for blueberry yogurt (yessssss) but we hadn’t seen Melissa in awhile. Guess where we found her? Under a tree taking a nap. hahaha

Our bounty!

Blueberries for weeks and weeks! hmmm What to make, what to make? I’m surprised my teeth weren’t purple by this point. I think I ate more blueberries than I picked!

On the way to Blueberry Hill Farms we saw this little itty bitty yellow sign on the side of the road and decided we had to check it out on our way back.

We turned on to this tiny country road and followed it for awhile. We thought we had missed the place but we turned around a bend in the road and there it was! The Big Chicken Daylily Farm about 4 miles outside of Edom! And they totally heard us coming because Melissa was yelling out the window- “oh my gawd! oh my gawd!” hahaha It was beautiful!!

We came home with instructions and a car full of daylilies! Did you know that daylilies got their name because they only bloom for a day? They have the best names too like Cotton Candy Cupcake!
It was such a fun day!!! What did I make when I got home? These totally awesome cookies! They are the perfect cross between a muffin and a cookie. Delicious!
Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies
Courtesy of How Sweet It Is
Ingredients:
·         1 stick butter, at room temperature
·         3/4 cup packed brown sugar
·         1 egg
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         1/2 teaspoon baking powder
·         1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
·         1 tablespoon milk
·         3/4 cup fresh blueberries
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375.
Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combine, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with the mixer on low speed. Mix until dough comes together. Add in milk. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in blueberries gently with a spatula – it is okay if they break a bit. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls or scoop out with an ice cream scooper. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.
This recipe is linked to Cupcake Apothecary for Themed Baker’s Sunday.

What would you make if you had a ton of blueberries?




8 thoughts on “Blueberry Picking in TX and Blueberry Cookies!”

  • I wish I was over there to score some of those yummy blueberries, we have lots of u-picks here, but not blueberries close to me. Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun. I could think of a dozen things I'd love to throw those berries in, but I do like your cookies.
    -Gina-

  • Looks like you had a fun and productive day. I went to pick peaches-only to find that they are not ready yet ):
    These cookies look yummy!

  • @flourtrader We had such a fun time! The blueberries could have used another week but we still found some great ones! There's a peach pickin' place nearby as well but I'm pretty stocked with peaches from the farmer's market right now. oh do I love peaches!

  • Molly! Your cookies look so yummy! 🙂 I can't say I've ever baked blueberry cookies. Muffins, cupcakes and cakes, yes, but not cookies! I'll have to give these a try! 🙂

  • What a fun girls day! I love blueberries and want to go to a u pick farm soon. Those cookies look so yummy, love blueberries as an add in.

  • Ah, what joy..being able to pick your very own berries!

    I've never used fresh berries in biscuits before. Those look marvelous!

  • Thanks for your nice comments about our daylily farm. We really enjoyed having you guys come out. Hope to see you all again. Kevin and Dawnvolynn

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