A delicious, easy recipe for lemon blueberry cookies. Fresh blueberries and a light lemon flavor in a cookie that kind of tastes like a muffin top! A perfect dessert recipe for summer.
It appears I may have a bit of a blueberry obsession.
First there was blueberry banana bread. I washed that down with some blueberry mint lemonade.
And way back when, there was the berry berry cinnamon swirl delight that kicked off the season.
I have always wanted to go somewhere to pick my own blueberries, but I might eat all of them before I could pay for them!
Instead I just buy the huge containers of them when they are in season and eat them in everything, including dessert.
If you like blueberries as much as I do, you should definitely bake these cookies.
They use just a little bit of lemon juice (no lemon rind, though you could add some for a bit of extra zesty flavor) and loads of fresh juicy berries.
Oh, and the texture is just like muffin tops!
I did not set out to make muffin tops, but it was a happy surprise.
Some people buy special pans to create the fluffy tops without the whole muffin, but these cookies end up tasting that way without it.
Top of the muffin to you! (Any Seinfeld fans out there to tell me if I used the reference correctly?)
If you’d like to add a little more lemon flavor, in addition to adding a teaspoon or two of lemon rind, you could add a dash of lemon extract.
That’s not something I keep in my kitchen usually and we’re trying to keep this recipe super simple, just giving you options if you want them!
I’d recommend only adding the lemon rind if it’s an organic lemon, and I’ve read you don’t want to add more than one teaspoon of lemon rind per 2 tablespoons juice in the recipe.
But these are lemon flavored enough for me as written!
Another favorite recipe to bake with blueberries is this coconut oil blueberry crisp!
What was your favorite blueberry recipe you made this summer?
Lemon blueberry cookies
A delicious, easy recipe for lemon blueberry cookies. Fresh blueberries and a light lemon flavor in a cookie that kind of tastes like a muffin top!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and baking soda.
- Add the melted butter, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir until combined.
- Gently stir or fold in the fresh blueberries to the cookie dough.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to place balls of dough on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.
Wednesday 25th of August 2021
Hello, these look great. Could I use dried blueberries in these cookies instead of fresh? Could I substitute whole wheat flour?
Wednesday 4th of July 2018
Loved the taste! Couldn’t get my tops or edges to look brown. Any tips?
Wednesday 4th of July 2018
Heavy dull-aluminum cookie sheets help brown the cookies - oven temperatures also can vary widely so increasing the temperature by 25 degrees might help or adding a couple minutes of baking time.
Friday 15th of June 2018
These were yummy! I used frozen blueberries and so the cookies didn't come out very pretty, but they sure tasted good. Next time I make these I will use half a cup of sugar and 3 lemons instead of 2 (2 small lemons yielded about 5-6 tablespoons of juice). Thank you for this recipe, I'll be using it again!
Monday 31st of October 2016
These are great. One of my favorite cookies to make! Only thing I would change is that they arent quite as lemony as I would like so I add a tablespoon or so extra lemon juice. Otherwise awesome cookies!
Tuesday 1st of November 2016
Thanks for the feedback Marissa!
Friday 12th of February 2016
Hi, I wanted to make these for a baby shower. Can they be made ahead and frozen?