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Looking for a delicious way to enjoy blueberries? Try these easy-to-make lemon blueberry cookies! Almost like mini-scones, they are ready in under 30 minutes and made from scratch! While this post is sponsored by Noble Citrus, the recipe and my love for supporting farmers is my own.
Blueberry Lemon Cookies
Ok, we all know I’m not a baker, right? Baking is a science. It’s a delicate balance of measurements and timing. If you know me, you know I am not delicate or precise in anything…especially my cooking. So, when I decide to take on baking, that’s a pretty big deal for me. It’s also surprising when it actually works out the way I want to. And not so surprising when it’s not 100% perfect…remember my Upside Down Coconut Lemon Bars? Still absolutely delicious, but not exactly the result I expected.
Kinda like these Blueberry Lemon Cookies.
When I was researching the best blueberry cookies many had lemon in them, so I knew I wanted to do that as well…I love the lemon and blueberry combo. But, I wanted to reduce the amount of sugar. So, I did.
I also went a little overboard with the whole “soften butter” step and ended up melting it.
So….did reducing the sugar and melting the butter mess with the whole baking process? Hard to say 😉 My end result was fantastic, but they were a little more scone-like. I debated remaking them, but my whole family really loved them, so I decided I would share it as is because I think you all will love them too!
Why do people love the lemon and blueberry combination?
- The tartness of lemon provides a bright and zesty contrast to the sweetness of blueberries.
- Lemon can enhance the flavor of blueberries by adding a touch of acidity that brings out their natural sweetness.
- Both lemon and blueberry are versatile flavors that can be used in a variety of dishes, from sweet to savory.
I love buying in-season produce, especially when it’s from Florida. Picked today, enjoyed just a few days later! Like these Noble New Crop Blueberries 🙂
Florida blueberry season typically runs from late March to early May, with peak harvest time in April. However, the exact timing of the season can vary depending on weather conditions and other factors. Like this year, harvest was a little later than usual, but that’s okay…they are always worth the wait.
Blueberry Fun Fact: Did you know that you should eat 3 blueberries at a time so you can experience a burst of tart and sweet all in one bite?
Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense fruits, containing high levels of vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. And that’s just one of the healthy benefits of these blue beauties!
Here’s a few more health benefits of blueberries:
- Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, which help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
- Blueberries are known to help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels.
- The high levels of antioxidants in blueberries also help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Some studies suggest that the compounds found in blueberries may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon cancer.
- Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help improve digestion.
Blueberry Lemon Cookies Key Ingredients
- Noble New Crop Florida Blueberries
- Lemon – for juice and zest
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
I actually had all the ingredients at home…no grocery shopping trip required! I also made a simple lemon glaze to top the cookies for an extra punch of flavor, you don’t have to if you don’t want to, but it’s super simple to make! You just need confectioners sugar and some lemon juice.
Can you use frozen blueberries to make these cookies?
Sure can! I recommend still using Noble New Crop blueberries though…here’s how to freeze fresh blueberries!
Alright, let’s bake some cookies, shall we??
Easy Blueberry Lemon Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- zest of 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp lemon juice – approx 1 lemon
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Using a stand mixer, place your softened butter and sugar in the bowl. Mix the butter and sugar together on low speed until the two are mostly incorporated.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Add vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
- Mix well and stop.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
- With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
- Once all the ingredients have been mixed together, carefully fold in the blueberries.
- Allow dough to cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 mins or as long overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Use a small scoop or spoon (about 1 tbsp size) and place rounded balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil (or non-stick cookie sheets).
- Bake for 11-14 minutes, until the bottoms are slightly golden brown (the edges should not brown).
- Allow to cool before adding the glaze.
- Mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice well, pour over cookies when cool!
What is one of your favorite way to enjoy blueberries?
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