As I predicted last week, spring has finally arrived in North Dakota. It might have taken until May to do so, but I say let’s celebrate with cookies!
I will admit for all of my local readers that spring did come…and has since left (it was 23°F this morning) but I believe it will be back and at least we’re not like those poor saps south of here who had snow on May Day…ha ha suckers! Sorry, that wasn’t nice.
Anyhoo, let’s talk fruit-filled, soft, crumbly cookie fabulousness. These chewy blueberry cookies are like the best Fig Newton and Fruit Roll-up together as one. They feel fancy enough to make a lovely Mother’s Day gift, but are substantial enough to satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths.
The blueberry filling is tinged with orange zest and orange juice and I’ve thrown in a few raisins for good measure. The raisins act like the adults in the situation, kind of like chaperones at prom, making sure the blueberries don’t get too carried away with their bad selves.
The citrus-tinged fruit gets wrapped in a soft sugar cookie dough then sliced and baked. Making for one hell of an elegant little cookie.