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Cookies and Crafting!

Andrea Sanchez

If you followed me on Instagram around the holidays this past year, you're probably very aware that I love cookies (and baking, and things that are sweet, etc.). D and I made cookies at least once a week each week from Thanksgiving into January. We had gingerbread, pizzelles, Italian wedding cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate chips, and more. At about 6-7 months pregnant I didn't need much convincing. 

So when Marie from Underground Crafter suggested a blog hop for National Cookie Month, I was all over it. 

Each participant was tasked with coming up with a new cookie recipe and craft or pattern. So with one go (which is totally amazing) I came up with these: 

Blueberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 a package of while chocolate chips (5.5oz or 2/3 c.)
  • 1/2 a package of dried blueberries (3oz. or 1/3 c.)
blueberry chip cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together both sugars, butter, and shortening. Add lemon zest and egg. Stir to combine.

In a separate bowl sift flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer about a half cup at a time until dough forms.

Stir in the chocolate chips and blueberries.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop a small handful of dough into a ball. Bake for approximately 12-13 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes to set.


This recipe yields about a dozen cookies. 


And for the KNITTING I'd like to share a new pattern with you called, what else?

Blueberry Chip Cowl

Blueberry Chip Cowl by Andrea Sanchez

This two color cowl is worked in the round using a combination of Stockinette and garter stitch to create a textured basket weave motif. 

For this pattern I approached Lindsay from The Fiber Seed about using her speckled colorway Blueberry Chip. I knew I wanted a cowl that would show off a speckled or variegated yarn, but that would also go along with our cookie theme. She suggested the pairing with her Navy colorway and I think it turned out just perfect. 

In celebration of (Inter)National Cookie Month, this pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


You can find all the blog hop participants listed here on Underground Crafter as well as the links to their posts.