Sugar Cookies with Wild Blueberry Buttercream

Sugar Cookies with Wild Blueberry Buttercream

Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef
Filling classic sugar cookies with rich and wild buttercream, takes them to a whole new level. These colorful centerpiece snacks are the perfect addition to any gathering or a fun project for the whole family.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
  

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar

Wild Blueberry Filling

  • 1 cup wild blueberries
  • 1/3 cup wild blueberry juice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Buttercream

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 cups icing sugar

Instructions
 

Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Cream together the butter and the sugar, add the eggs one at a time beating just to incorporate.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and add to the wet ingredients. Wrap dough with saran wrap and refrigerate for 1⁄2 hour.
  • Place dough on a floured surface and roll to a 1⁄4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with maple sugar.
  • Bake for 13 minutes. Cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack and pipe buttercream onto one sugar cookie and top with another.

Wild Blueberry Filling

  • Place the blueberries, maple and juice in a medium-sized pot and cook over medium heat until the liquid had completely reduced.

Buttercream

  • Place the butter and shortening in the bowl of a stand mixer, mix on high speed until airy scraping the sides as you go.
  • Incorporate the icing sugar 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gently fold Blueberry Filling together with buttercream mixture. Add additional icing sugar if needed.
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Wild Blueberry Health Benefits

Why Wild Blueberries? Sweet, Nutritious & Full of Health Benefits

Why Choose Wild Blueberries?

When you’re shopping for groceries, why do you pick wild blueberries? 

Because of their sweet taste or versatility to be used as a fruit, a dressing or a snack? 

Whatever your reason is, you can add its nutritional benefits as it is one of the ‘superfoods’ that is garnering so much attention these days. 

This little wild blue fruit is packed with antioxidants that protect our body from free radicals that are a major reason for early aging and disease processes. Researchers from the past two decades have been studying this amazing fruit that can protect our health in so many ways. Take a look at the health benefits this small but mighty fruit offers.

 

Wild Blueberry Pigment

 

The most nutrient-dense berries, the blue pigment found in wild blueberries has a lot to contribute to our health. It’s one of the richest sources of anthocyanin pigments (antho- flowering plant; cyanin-blue), all you need is a daily serving of 40g for some amazing health benefits.

 

Wild Blueberries & Heart Health

 

According to epidemiological studies that examine the diet and health of large populations over years, consuming wild blueberries regularly reduces the risk of heart attack and high blood pressure. They help keep blood vessels more pliable, contributing to a healthy circulation system that leads to improved blood circulation. 

 

Wild Blueberries & Blood Sugar Regulation

 

Eating wild blueberries also reduces the risk of early-onset of type 2 diabetes as it helps in regulating blood glucose levels by maintaining the body’s ability to respond to insulin.

 

Wild Blueberries & Metabolic Syndrome

 

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for health conditions that fall under cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity and inflammation and can also result in dementia.  The pigments present in wild blueberries are one of our best defenses against metabolic syndrome. 

 

Wild Blueberries & Brain Health

 

The anthocyanin pigments support oxygen and glucose delivery to the brain and besides keeping the blood vessels healthy, they also help to mitigate inflammation keeping the brain healthy and sharp. Also, regular intake of wild blueberries has shown improved memory and cognitive capabilities.

 

New research shows exciting and compelling results wherein eating more wild blueberries is associated with lower body weight gain, better cognitive performance including better mood and faster decision making in both adults and children.

 

All the more reason to add more #wildblue to your family’s diet today!