Berry Jersey Cookie #Recipe – Created For The BHG Live Better State Cookie Contest

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Last week I was invited to create a New Jersey cookie and participate in the BHG Live Better State Cookie Contest. I came up with valmg’s Berry Jersey Cookie. This cookie is a soft buttery sconey cookie filled with berries from the Garden State including cranberries and blueberries.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Ingredients

valmg’s Berry Jersey Cookie


  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cranberries (fresh or dried, I used Craisins)
  • blueberries (fresh or dried, I used Craisins)


Combine flour, both sugars, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.

Combine butter, milk, egg and vanilla in a second bowl.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Wet Dry Bowls

Pour the contents of the wet ingredient bowl into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix well.

Slowly add in the cranberries and blueberries. When it looks like you’ve added enough, add some more.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Dough

Put the dough in the fridge to chill for 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375.

Spoon cookie dough onto cookie sheets. I used a BHG Cookie Sheet. I loved it, the pan was well made, cooked well and cleaned up even better.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Uncooked

Bake for 15 minutes, until cookies are golden brown on the edge.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Cooked

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Cooked

Cool and serve.

My original idea for my entry into the contest was to make this cookie as a cookie pop. I wanted to ice it in white and then put the map of New Jersey in green on top of that in powdered sugar. Sadly, my picture of the state turned into a great big green blob. I just couldn’t make it work.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie Failed Decoration

So I entered the cookie pop, nude.

valmgs Berry Jersey Cookie - Cookie Pop

Voting goes live today. I hope you’ll vote for valmg’s Berry Jersey Cookie, I’d really appreciate it!

Here’s some other state entries from some of the women I know.

Arkansas – Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookies
Massachusetts – Boston Cream Pie Cookies
Mississippi  – Mississippi Mud Sandwich Cookies
West Virginia – Caramel Apple Raisin Cheese Cake Cookie Bar

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patricia Marsden July 1, 2011 - 6:07 am

I liked berry one enouogh to consider making some cookies from scratch. Good luck.

Melanie Giant July 16, 2011 - 1:43 am

Yummy! That’s what my son said when he saw your cookie. He really loves berries and ask me to make some of this. Thanks for the recipe.


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