Blueberry Pancake Cookies (Vegetarian)

Posted on April 16, 2011 by


A little something I had in reserve. I’m puzzling out some difficult chapters today. Pertinent discussion will resume on Monday. Sorry for the lapse!

Don’t even ask how I came up with this. It is a long and convoluted story, one which involves a lot of crazy ramblings and knowledge I gleaned from Little House in the Big Woods (viz., how to make maple candy).

These cookies are blueberry cookies with a little drop of crumbly, flaky, light maple syrup caramel candy on top. Sweet as hell. Eat with milk.

This recipe will make from 8-10 cookies, plus maple candy.

– 3/4 cup blueberry pancake mix (the kind with dehydrated blueberries in it)
– 1 stick butter
– A little bit of flour
– Grade A maple syrup, about 1/3 cup

Cut up stick butter into little chunks and let it get to room temperature. Cream 1/2 of the butter with pancake mix gradually, until fluffy and dry. Grease and flour a cookie sheet. Put little balls of dough on the cookie sheet, about the size of a shooter marble, spaced well apart. Stick in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.

While the dough is cooling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat the maple syrup in a small frying pan or skillet on a medium-high heat until it boils. Cook down. When it’s ready, a small bit of it dropped on an ice cube will be chewy. When ready, throw in the remaining butter and turn off the heat to stir. When mixed, turn the heat back on and cook until butter foams, plus a couple of minutes. You want the sugar to crystallize and the butter to separate. The stuff you want is the buttery caramel at the bottom — you can drain the oil. Turn the fire down way low, and keep stirring when you can.

Take the cookies out of the freezer and bake until the centre of each cookie has solidified. The cookies will puff up a lot in the oven and shrink a lot when you take them out. Let them cool on the sheet until completely cool.

Top each cookie with a dollop of maple caramel stuff. Put the cookies in the freezer until the candy solidifies. Store in the freezer. Remaining candy should be drizzled over ice cubes and eaten.

Let me just stress how rich these things are. They are very, very greasy, so you may want to drain them on paper towels as you thaw them.

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