These soft and buttery cookies are bursting with fresh blueberries and bright citrusy flavor! Whip up a batch of chewy lemon blueberry cookies for an irresistibly sweet treat!
Featuring tart lemon and sweet blueberries, these perfectly balanced lemon blueberry cookies are our favorite way to transition from winter to spring. With their light texture and bright flavor, this delicious lemon blueberry cookies recipe will wake you from your winter hibernation to greet warmer days and sunshine!
In addition to our regular roundup of simple ingredients, these treats get a fresh flavor boost from lemon and blueberries!
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Lemon zest
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Vanilla extract
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Kosher salt
- Fresh blueberries
Step by Step Instructions
This lemon blueberry cookie recipe can be made in five easy steps:
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Mix in the wet ingredients (lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs and vanilla extract).
- Mix in the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
- Fold in the blueberries and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Form into dough balls and bake!
Tips and Tricks
Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to help you achieve cookie perfection:
- Because it’s easy to over-measure flour when using measuring cups, we recommend using a kitchen scale. If using cups, make sure to use the spoon and level method. Lightly spoon flour into the measuring cup and then scrape off the excess with the back of a knife.
- While these cookies have a nice citrusy flavor, you can also add a bit of lemon extract if you want a more intense lemon flavor.
- The cookies are finished baking when they’re golden brown around the edges. Make sure to let them sit on the hot pan for 15 minutes to finish setting before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Lemon Blueberry Cookies: FAQs
Frozen blueberries don’t work well in this recipe. They add additional moisture to the dough making it quite difficult to work with.
We recommend freshly squeezed lemon juice for this lemon blueberry cookies recipe. You can substitute store-bought lemon juice in a pinch, but the lemon flavor won’t be as bright.
Yes, chilling the dough is necessary in this recipe. The additional liquid from the lemon juice creates a softer dough. Chilling the cookie dough makes handling the dough much easier and helps prevent over-spreading in the oven.
The edges of the cookies will be lightly golden brown. The center may still look slightly doughy, but they’ll firm up when cooling on the pan.
Using cups to measure flour can result in adding too much flour, which can prevent the cookies from spreading. We recommend using a kitchen scale for more accurate measurements.
Overmixing the cookie dough or chilling the cookie dough too long can also contribute to cookies that don’t spread as much.
Lemon blueberry cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for about 3 months.
Storage and Freezing Instructions
Once your lemon blueberry cookies have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for up to a week.
To freeze these lemon blueberry cookies, transfer to a resealable bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Variations and Optional Add-Ins
And if you’d like to customize this lemon blueberry cookies recipe, take a look at these options:
- White Chocolate Chips: White chocolate chips pair beautifully with fresh lemon flavor and juicy blueberries!
- Nuts: Chopped nuts like almonds or pecans can provide a nice textural contrast and crunch to the cookies.
- Coconut: For a tropical twist, try incorporating a bit of shredded coconut into the dough.
- Lemon Glaze: Drizzle a simple lemon glaze made from powdered sugar and lemon juice over your cooled cookies for an extra burst of lemony goodness.
- Lemon Extract: If you want to intensify the lemon flavor, consider adding a small amount of lemon extract to the dough. It’s pretty concentrated, so you’ll just need a bit!
For more cookie inspiration make sure to check out these recipes!
- peanut butter miso cookies
- chocolate dulce de leche cookies
- malted chocolate chip cookies
- german chocolate cookies
- chocolate chip walnut cookies
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