Blueberry cookie tarts are not the most classic of recipes. There are relatively few recipes available online for blueberry cookie tarts, so this list will require a little imagination on your part.
All of these recipes contain directions for making a blueberry-flavored tart filling, but most do not incorporate the cookie element.
We recommend making cookie dough and using this in place of the pastry to form the tart crust. This gives you the ability to create cookie tarts with very little extra hassle.
Health Benefits Of Blueberries
Blueberries are a superfood and with good reason. These little berries are a powerhouse of nutrition, and they’re delicious to boot. Blueberries contain a lot of antioxidants which are highly beneficial for your body.
In the atmosphere, there are many things known as free radicals. These are harmful to your cells and are believed to contribute to cancer development. The antioxidants in blueberries are believed to protect the cells of your body against this damaging effect.
Antioxidants are not just useful to counteract free radicals. Oxidative damage can be sustained to many different parts of the body, including your cholesterol levels.
There are 2 types of cholesterol, but the one blueberries impact is known as LDL cholesterol. When this becomes oxidized it can lead to very detrimental effects on the heart and often leads to heart disease. Consuming blueberries regularly leads to reduced levels of oxidized LDL.
The antioxidants in blueberries are also believed to have a beneficial effect on your brain, specifically the regions responsible for your intelligence.
This is as a result of the reduced oxidative stress placed on the brain. Blueberry consumption is suggested to be able to delay mental aging for up to 2.5 years.
Blueberries are very low in calories but high in fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and K. They are believed to be able to help in the treatment of UTIs (urinary tract infections).
There are compounds within blueberries known as anthocyanins. These are believed to have positive effects on insulin sensitivity and the metabolism of glucose within the body.
For this reason, there is preliminary evidence to suggest that blueberries can be used as part of treatment for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
Cookie Tart Crust
There are many different ways to incorporate cookies into a tart. The easiest way to do this is somewhat reminiscent of a cheesecake. Crush up your favorite biscuits into evenly-sized crumbs and combine with some melted butter to use as a binding agent.
Press this into the base of your tart case and place it in the refrigerator to allow the butter to re-solidify. You can choose to make the cookie crust just on the base, or up the sides of the tart case too.
Another method is to make a sweet pastry that essentially tastes like a cookie. This is the most reliable method and has the best guarantee of success. That being said, it is less of a cookie than some people may be expecting.
The other way to incorporate cookies into your tart is to make actual cookie dough. Make up your favorite recipe and press it into the tart case before cooking.
Ensure you press the dough evenly across the case to ensure there are no thick regions, as they will not cook correctly. Bake the cookie shell before adding the tart filling.
This recipe is from Eating Well, courtesy of Diabetic Living Magazine. The crust is made from lemon-flavored cookie dough and blind-baked until lightly golden. This is then filled with a sweetened lemon cream cheese and topped with piles of fresh berries.
This tart is a treat for the eyes and stomach, the perfect summertime dessert for any occasion.
This recipe is from Veena Azmanov. It is a no-bake recipe that is super simple and rewarding to make.
You can choose to follow the recipe to make 3 separate blueberry layers. This will give you an ombre effect when you cut through the tart, or simplify it and make the filling a homogenous color throughout. Both are visually striking.
Lemon and blueberries are a classic flavor combination. This recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction requires only 10 ingredients but will blow away whoever tries it. The crust is a crumbly and indulgent shortbread biscuit, providing the perfect contrast to the citrusy filling.
The color contrast between the lemon filling and the blueberry drizzle makes the tart visually enticing. No one will be able to resist.
This blueberry tart from Delicious Magazine is somewhat reminiscent of a classic clafoutis. The tart shell is cooked and cooled before being literally covered in fresh blueberries. A custard mixture is poured over the top and the tart is baked in the oven until the custard has set.
The recipe is made using a pastry shell, but a lemon-flavored cookie dough would be exceptional.
This tart recipe is from the Food Network. It is inspired by a creme brulee, meaning that the top of the tart has the classic broiled sugar coating. The sweetness is amplified by sugared blueberries on the top.
There is a layer of blueberry preserve inside the tart underneath the custard. This will give the overall dessert a strong blueberry flavor.
Blueberries and white chocolate are another classic flavor combination. The sweet juiciness of the fruits contrasts the rich and creamy chocolate, making a beautifully balanced dish. This tart recipe from Food Heaven Mag also contains chopped walnuts to provide some additional texture.
This recipe from BBC Good Food is incredibly simple but delicious. The base is a pastry coated in cinnamon sugar, but we recommend switching this out for a cinnamon-flavored oatmeal raisin cookie. Allow it to cool completely before adding the toppings.
The baked cookie is then covered in an orange-flavored soft cheese, a dusting of powdered sugar, and some fresh blueberries.
This is another recipe from BBC Good Food. The flavors are reminiscent of a frangipane tart, with a fresh twist. Make sure you do not scrimp on the blueberries, as the juicy bursts are what really make this dish amazing.
While the recipe calls for a shortcrust pastry crust, a lemon cookie would be spectacular as an alternative.
This recipe is from Taste of Home. It is full to the brim with blueberries and bursting with fresh flavors. The bottom layer of the tart requires smashing up blueberries and combining them with some other ingredients for flavor and binding. This is spread over the base of the tart, before being covered with a cup of whole, fresh blueberries.
This classic blueberry tart recipe comes from Veena Azmanov. The main part of the tart is a luxurious and indulgent vanilla pastry cream. This is then covered in a cooked blueberry compote and topped with lashings of fresh blueberries and powdered sugar.
This tart will blow away anyone you serve it to. They will have no idea how simple it was to make.