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Giant Grab and Go Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Don’t have time for breakfast in the morning? Take advantage of the oatmeal, dried blueberries and flavorful chocolate chips in these delicious cookies for a grab and go breakfast. These Oatmeal Grab and Go Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are so easy to eat on the go – in the car, on the bus, on the subway or on your early morning walk with the dogs!


Enjoy them in the XL size with lots of dried blueberries and oatmeal in place of a small breakfast or make them in a smaller size just to hold you over until you have time for a full meal.


Bake them ahead and freeze or plastic bag them on the kitchen counter for convenient grab and go in the morning.


Turn the large cookie into a full sit-down meal. If you have a couple extra minutes to savor your breakfast, add crisscrossed bacon strips and a drizzle of maple syrup on top. Or just drizzle a little white icing on top. Add a bowl of fresh blueberries and milk with a little sugar. Now you’re ready to face the day! MMMM…mmm…mmm! 


These Oatmeal Grab and Go Breakfast Cookies are as easy as making your favorite chocolate chip cookies. The cookie dough recipe is pretty similar. And you can create some delicious toppings and garnishes to give yourself some variety if you eat these every day. Eat them sans topping or add frosting with dried fruit on top. Change it up every couple of days with an assortment of toppings. They are even great with a little cream cheese.

Or, cut back on the fat in the cookie recipe by subbing a mashed banana for the ½ cup of shortening.

 

This recipe makes 24 XL Oatmeal Grab and Go Breakfast Cookies or 48 smaller ones, depending on the size cookie scoop you use. Or make a few of each size.

 

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

 

Prepare your baking pans:

Spread parchment paper over each baking pan to keep the cookies from sticking and to make clean up much easier.

 

Gather up the Ingredients:

½ C Shortening, white

½ C Butter, soft

½ C Sugar

¾ C Brown sugar

2 Eggs

1 T Vanilla extract

2 C Flour

1 t Baking soda

1 t Cinnamon, ground

2 t Cornstarch

½ t Salt

1 C Raisins, golden

1 C Chocolate chips, semi-sweet or dark chocolate (optional)

½ C Blueberries, dried

2 ½ C Oats, old-fashioned

 

Gather up the garnishing Ingredients:

Dried blueberries

 


Make and Bake:

-With an electric mixer, beat the shortening, butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy.

-Beat in the eggs, one at a time, to combine well.

-Beat in the vanilla extract to combine.

-Sift in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and beat on low speed until well combined.

-Beat in the old-fashioned oatmeal until well combined, on low speed.

-Stir in the golden raisins, chocolate chips and dried blueberries until well distributed.

-Cover and refrigerate the cookie dough for one to two hours to help moisten the old-fashioned oatmeal.

-Using a 2-3 tablespoon cookie scoop, form 24 cookie dough balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.

-To make smaller cookies, us a 1-2 tablespoon cookie scoop and bake for a shorter period of time.

-Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes. I check them at the 25-minute mark to rotate my pans.

-They will be lightly golden around the edges when done. Do not overbake.

-Take them out of the oven and allow to set on the baking pans for 10 minutes so they continue to bake on the inside.

-Allow the cookies to cool completely before drizzling icing on top of them or adding any other garnish.

 

Storage:

-Store these delicious Giant Grab and Go Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies in a sealable plastic bag on the kitchen counter for up to 5 days.

-Freeze the baked cookies in an air tight container for up to a month.

-If you like fresh baked cookies, freeze the cookie dough balls. I freeze them for an hour on parchment paper lined pans. Then toss them into sealable plastic bags for up to a month, with a label including the above baking instructions. That way, when you’re ready to bake, you don’t need to search for the recipe. When you’re ready to bake, grab the amount you want and thaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight. Or, place the cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking pan for 20 minutes. Bake them according to above directions. Yum!

 

Savor the flavors of the dried fruit in your Giant Grab and Go Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies while you’re on the way to work, school or just enjoying an early morning walk. They’re also delicious as a snack after school or work. However you enjoy these delicious cookies, “Bake your own Memories!”

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