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Ok - so these are from a State Fair baking contest but how else to get you to stand up and salute an exceptional oatmeal cookie, bursting with plump dried blueberries? I love oatmeal cookies but in summer, they could use a fruity overhaul. True, fresh fruit is in season but adding fresh fruit to oatmeal cookie batter only makes the cookies mushy. Dried fruit is perfect and in this case, dried blueberries are anti-oxidant, fiber rich, super tasty additions. I get my dried blueberries from Costco under the Kirklandstore brand. These are vitamin packed, old-fashioned, wondrously great cookies. Folks who dropped by my test kitchen couldn’t stop asking for the recipe. Here it is! You will also note these are made with baking powder and only a touch of baking soda. Too often, cookies call for too much baking soda but I find baking powder gives you the leavening you need without any tell-tale baking soda aftertaste. Don’t know about you but I can taste too much baking soda from a country mile away.

 

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