One thing I love is blackberry cobbler. I don’t really make cobblers that often but when I do it always takes me back to my childhood. My grandparents had tons of blackberry bushes and we used to pick blackberries at the end of summer and my mom would make this amazing cobbler.
So for the first day back to school I wanted to make the girls a special treat that was one of my favorite memories from childhood, and that meant blackberry cobbler.
My Mom used to make real cobblers from scratch but I don’t have the ability to spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I developed this cheater way to assemble a yummy cobbler in just about 5 minutes.
The first step is making oatmeal or sugar cookie dough. I actually make a batch of cookie dough about once a month and roll it into a log and freeze it. Then we can have fresh baked cookies at any moment. That is what I used for this recipe.
So you can either make a nice batch of cookie dough of your choice in advance and keep it in the freezer OR just buy the rolled up cookie dough from the grocery store.
Once you get the cookie dough sorted out this will come together in just minutes and you have something wonderful for dessert.
Step 1 is just to add the fruit of your choice to small ramekins. You can make a full size cobbler in a large baking dish too but I have no willpower so I prefer the portion control of a ramekin.
You can use any fruit you like here- peaches, blueberry etc… I went with blackberries. Depending on the sweetness of the fruit you might add a little sugar and stir. I added about a half a teaspoon of sugar to each ramekin.
Next I just plop a little of the cookie dough right on top. This is really up to your preference as to how much you add. Since this was for my girls, I just put a little dough on top.
And viola! You are basically done here- now just pop this into a 350° oven and bake about 30 minutes.
You can top with ice cream or whipped cream or it is yummy just by itself.
I used my favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe which is from Ina Garten. This is a very brown sugar-y recipe so you might cut back a little on the sugar if you don’t like super sweet cookies.
This is such a quick way to get a homemade dessert on the table on busy weeknights.
And if you want to check out the Chai Sugar Cookie recipe, that is a great one for fall!